Jim LeBlanc

James (“Jim”) LeBlanc is the founder of J. LeBlanc International and ‘Consigliere’ to a number of senior executives throughout the world. He has over 35 years of international leadership and executive experience and is also currently Chairman of the Candy Group.

He was recently Vice President of Unity Resources Group and served as executive director for the American-Kuwaiti Alliance. Jim was also senior resident Country Director in Iraq for a large international NGO from 2004 to 2006. He previously served as chief of staff to the Canadian Foreign Minster and the Minister of Science and Technology, as well as, executive assistant to the Canadian Ambassador for International Security and Arms Control.

He is a past senior associate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and sits on numerous boards and advisory councils including as Vice Chair of the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Hostage US, the O Mansion Museum, and Carleton US Foundation.

Jim has an MA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School (U.S.); and an MA in International Security and Conflict from Canada.