Christine Côtéis reading for a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics in the area of international trade and investment. In addition to an undergraduate degree in economics and politics from McGill University, Ms. Côté has a graduate degree in economic policy from Harvard University and an MBA in strategic management and finance from London Business School in the UK.
Christine worked as an international trade negotiator with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada from 2002-2006. In this capacity she represented Canada in negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and on bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTA). Christine has led trade and investment negotiations between Canada and the Government of India and played a lead role on investment negotiations toward a Canada-South Korea FTA. Between 2006-2009, Christine was also a lecturer in international business at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, Canada. Christine worked as a strategy, policy and economics consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers based out of London England from 1997-2001, and was responsible for advising Governments in Europe, Africa and Asia on major strategic public policy decisions. Prior to that, she was a political advisor and organizer in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
Christine is currently teaching the Management Department course for MSc students entitled The Future of the Multinational Firm at the London School of Economics and Political Science with Professor Saul Estrin. Together they also teach the Business in Emerging Markets course as part of the LSE Executive Summer School.