Job Title:Director, Health & Life Sciences
Employer:Global Public Affairs
Grad Year:2012
Major(s):Political Science
Expertise:Public Policy
Industry:Government Relations

What makes you a good mentor?

When I was at Carleton, advice from people working in industry was invaluable to me as I left school for "the real world" - now that I'm there myself, I'd like to provide the same advice!

About Andrew Retfalvi

Andrew Retfalvi is a Director at Global Public Affairs in Toronto, leading Global’s provincial-level health and life sciences mandates. Andrew’s main role at Global is to provide public affairs counsel, strategy and support to organizations within Canada’s health sector, including research-based pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, industry associations and not-for-profits.

Andrew works with organizations across the health sector, including companies, patient advocacy groups, and industry associations. This includes developing strategic plans and providing insights to guide drug/technology approval and market access programs, as well as supporting market entry for new-to-Canada companies. He also supports innovators in engaging government to drive innovation adoption across the Canadian health system.

Andrew has worked on numerous political campaigns at all levels of government, with involvement ranging from communications and volunteer organization to campaign management. Andrew joined Global after having worked for the Federal Court in Ottawa, where he coordinated immigration litigation matters for members of the judiciary.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carleton University, and a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College.