Director General, Office of Small & Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (OSME-SE), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
Lorenzo Ieraci is the Director General for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Stakeholder Engagement (OSME-SE) at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). He has been in the position since April 2018. OSME- SE encourages the participation of SME’s in federal government procurement by providing information and training sessions. The organisation also seeks to help reduce barriers faced by SME’s by raising those concerns and advocating on their behalf within the federal public service.
Prior to joining PSPC, Lorenzo worked at the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) for more than six years, including as Interim Procurement Ombudsman for nearly two years (May 2016 to March 2018) and as Deputy Procurement Ombudsman (between January 2012 and April 2016).
Having joined the Federal Public Service in 1999, Lorenzo has held a number of positions in varied organizations. He began his career at Public Safety Canada and then worked extensively at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as both a Senior Program Analyst and as the Manager of the Learning and Knowledge Management unit. Prior to joining OPO, Lorenzo had been a Senior Director in PSPC where he was responsible for managing a national team of criminal forensic accountants.
Lorenzo holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University, and obtained an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law.