Simon Lavigne, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Simon Lavigne
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Simon Lavigne has climbed his way up the public accounting firm ladder from junior auditor to a senior manager before he turned 28, later becoming an assurance partner at PwC last year at the age of 37.

Specializing in assurance services for public-sector organizations, Lavigne leads a team within the federal government that reviews all departmental key controls and document processes in addition to providing recommendations to improve processes.

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Lavigne actively works to support the careers of young professionals both within PwC and outside the firm. He leads PwC’s recruitment team on local campuses and initiated a French course initiative, offered to all levels of auditing staff to allow them to better function in both official languages in PwC’s office.

Outside the office, Lavigne has led more than 25 humanitarian projects around the world to support and coach international not-for-profit organizations in building their financial capacities.