Samir Chhabra



Director General for Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Samir Chhabra is the director general of marketplace framework policy at innovation, science and economic development, Canada. In this role, Samir oversees the development of policy advice on the effective functioning of Canada’s marketplaces, including corporate and insolvency law, privacy and data protection, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, and competition law. Samir has broad experience in public policy development and implementation, having worked at all three Canadian central agencies — Privy Council Office, Department of Finance, Treasury Board Secretariat — as well as with the Department of National Defence, amongst others. He also has significant private sector experience, including as a strategy consultant in London, U.K., where he advised companies and institutions from the U.K. Home Office to NHS hospitals on service delivery.