Philippe Couillard is currently a consultant. He practiced neurosurgery for 20 years before serving as Minister of Health and Social Services in Quebec from 2003 to 2008. In 2014, Philippe became the 31st Premier of Quebec, a position he held until his retirement from politics in 2018. During his political tenure, Philippe led important structural reforms, banned smoking in public places and significantly improved Quebec’s public finances and its economic outlook.
Philippe holds a Doctor of Medicine and Diploma in Neurosurgery from the University of Montreal. He also holds Specialist’s Certificates from the Quebec College of Physicians and from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.