Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada
Kevin Chan is the head of Canadian public policy for Facebook Inc., leading the company's public policy efforts in Canada, facilitating an ongoing dialogue with policy leaders about Facebook’s products and services, and engaging on a broad range of issues that impact the Internet sector.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Chan worked in executive and policy positions for a number of government and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of McGill University, and a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. He previously served as the Director of Policy, Parliamentary Affairs and Research in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada; as a Visiting Policy Fellow at Simon Fraser University; as Director of Policy in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons; and as Director of the Office of the Clerk of the Privy Council.
Chan graduated from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he was a President Scholar and earned an honours business administration degree with distinction. He went on to earn a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During his undergraduate studies, he spent a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chan is a member of the national board for Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada and is a co-founder of Dreamcatcher Mentoring, an e-mentoring organization for northern Canadian youth. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Public Service Award of Excellence and was an Action Canada Fellow.