WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sergio Marchi, previously a Canadian cabinet minister and ambassador to the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the United Nations agencies in Geneva, has been named a senior counsellor to APCO Worldwide. Marchi will be based in Geneva.
“Sergio’s expertise working at the highest levels on trade, intellectual property and other global political and business issues will be invaluable to our clients,” says Brad Staples, chief executive officer of APCO Europe, Middle East and Africa. Marchi is a board member of APCO’s strategic partner in the Arab region, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, and will solidify and strengthen the firm’s reach into the Middle East.
Prior to his posting in Geneva, Marchi was a federal cabinet minister in Canada from 1993 to 1999, where he held several positions including minister of international trade, minister of environment, and minister of citizenship and immigration. As trade minister, Marchi was responsible for Canada’s international trade policy and led international trade missions around the world.