Quebec politician Robert Poëti appointed to head up CCAQ
November 19, 2018
Quebec politician Robert Poëti has been named President and General Manager of the Quebec Dealers Association (Corporation des concessionnaires d’automobiles du Québec (CCAQ)).
“Robert is well-versed in the politics of both Quebec and Canada, and he appears to be quite the automotive enthusiast,” said John White, CADA President and CEO. “His first task was to attend the recent CADA Board of Directors meeting, which was held in St. John’s, N.L., on October 24. He appears to be very committed to working with other dealer associations to continue to shape the future of automotive in Canada.”
Poëti holds a master’s degree in public administration from the School for Public Administration in Quebec City, Que. He began his career as the Official Oppcaosition Critic for the Public Safety portfolio from 2012 to 2014, and he was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec.
He has held positions such as Minister for Integrity in Public Procurement and for Information Resources, and Director of Communications for the Quebec Provincial Police (the Sûreté du Québec). He also worked as an administrator in major organizations such as Dicom and has managed his own public communications firm.
In a news release, the CCAQ said Poëti is committed to the industry, which he knows well, is well-versed in the political arena, and is an automobile enthusiast. The association adds that Poëti “has gained a high public profile through his frequent participation in the Quebec media, and as a commentator in radio, TV, and in the Quebecois print media.”
The CCAQ held a series of regional meetings throughout Quebec in October and November to introduce Poëti to their member associations. This gave Poëti the opportunity to hear first-hand what’s on the minds of Quebecois dealers.
“We welcome Robert into the fold and look forward to working with him cooperatively in the future,” said White.