Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
In January 2012, Simon d’Entremont was appointed Deputy Minister for the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. Prior to this appointment, Mr. d’Entremont worked for the Federal Government for 17 years. He was the Regional Director General, Atlantic for Health Canada; the Regional Director, Planning Analysis and Coordination, for Industry Canada, Atlantic Region; and the Manager of the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). His first position with the federal government was with ACOA as the Account Manager responsible for Southwest Nova Scotia, and located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Mr. d'Entremont began his career as a stockbroker with the investment firm McLeod, Young, Weir (now a subsidiary of ScotiaBank, ScotiaMcLeod Inc.).
He holds a Bachelor of Education from l’Université Ste-Anne and a Bachelor of Business Administration, major in Finance, from Acadia University.