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Luc Portelance

Luc Portelance

President and CEO CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc., Former President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Luc Portelance is a seasoned executive with extensive experience leading large, complex, and high-profile operational organizations in the field of public safety and national security.

His 36-year career with the Canadian Government is highlighted by seven years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) where he served as President between 2010 and 2015 and Executive Vice-President from 2008 until 2010.

Previously, he spent 24 years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) including key leadership positions such as Assistant Director Corporate, Assistant Director Operations, and, finally, Deputy Director Operations.

Luc Portelance began his career in 1979 with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) prior to joining CSIS in 1984.

His expertise in border management, intelligence, law enforcement, and public policy is the result of hands-on experience leading Canada’s most sensitive national security operations, and his role in modernizing the border agency. Over the years, Luc Portelance has developed a proven track record in delivering organizational change and transformation including business re-engineering, IT-enabled transformation, operational efficiency, downsizing, service orientation, and culture change.

In December 2015, Luc Portelance founded CrossPoint Integrated Strategies, Inc. where he now provides consulting services in a variety of fields associated with his area of expertise.