President, Global Programs
Sébastien Audette is a driving force behind Health Standards Organization (HSO).
In 2017, Accreditation Canada International (ACI) repositioned itself to become HSO; an organization dedicated to the development of world-class health standards and the design of innovative assessment programs, applications and activation services. Sébastien is the President of HSO’s Global Programs division, leading HSO’s portfolio of products, services and relationships with partner organizations that span over 29 countries on five continents.
Armed with more than 20 years of experience as a health care executive, Sébastien has roots in the Canadian Forces, having served as a reservist medical technician and a health care administrator. He has been awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, and is still active with the 1st Canadian Field Hospital in Ottawa, Ont.
Over the years, Sébastien held senior international affairs, international marketing and business development roles with the governments of Québec and Canada, helping Canadian organizations create value around the world.
Sébastien joined Accreditation Canada (AC) in 2008 and held the position of Chief Executive Officer at ACI from 2010 to 2016. Under Sébastien’s leadership, ACI built an inspiring vision of health services focused on quality and patient safety, and launched the Qmentum InternationalTM accreditation program. Among Sébastien’s accomplishments at ACI is the world’s first reference network standard for rare and complex diseases, which is now used by the European Commission and 28 Member States.
Sébastien’s past volunteer engagements include the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society, St. John’s Ambulance and the Canada Dance Festival.
Sébastien is dedicated to the development of HSO, working to unleash the power and potential of those who share its passion for achieving quality health services for all.