Head of Canada Government Affairs & Public Policy, YouTube

Jeanette Patell

Last updated: May 2, 2022

Jeanette Patell is the Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy for YouTube in Canada. In this role, she leads YouTube’s engagement with Canadian governments on policy issues impacting YouTube’s creator and user communities.

Jeanette began her career as a diplomat with Global Affairs Canada focused on international trade policy, with postings to Washington D.C. and the European Union. Prior to joining YouTube, Jeanette led government affairs for General Electric Canada. She is bilingual (English & French) and is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a B.A. (Hons.) in International Relations.

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