Wellington Dupont Strengthens Public Affairs Team, adds Fitti Lourenco as Vice President

Ottawa, ON, October 8, 2020 - Wellington Dupont Public Affairs (WD) announced Wednesday that Fitti Lourenco has joined the firm as Vice President, Public Affairs.

Lourenco joins WD after nearly 8 years as Air Canada’s Director of Government Relations, where he oversaw provincial and federal government relations and community management. Prior to that, Lourenco spent time at Telus as Director of Government Relations, and at Hill&Knowlton.

“Over the last few years WD has emerged as a leader in north American public affairs, building a quality and experienced team in Canada and the United States,” said Lourenco. “I am excited to bring my experience to this impressive team and look forward to developing public affairs strategies that consider policy and regulatory impacts on both sides of the border.”

“Fitti is well-respected on Parliament Hill, in political circles and across industries, having spent the last 15 years working in politics and public affairs.” said Matthew Henley, Managing Parter of WD. “His experience as a public affairs professional working in fast-paced regulated industries like air travel and telecoms makes him an excellent addition to our team.”

About Wellington Dupont

Wellington Dupont is a North American public affairs firm with strong talent working closely across Canada and the United States. With offices across Canada and the United States, Wellington Dupont’s approach ensures consistent and seamless results throughout all offices while keeping top of mind policy and regulations on both sides of the border.

Wellington Dupont’s team of trusted advisors uses their combined experience in media relations, business, politics, and government to provide sound counsel and strategic advice while helping clients achieve results.


Matthew Henley, Managing Partner

Fitti Lourenco, Vice President, Public Affairs


Fitti Lourenco is a Vice President, Public Affairs at Wellington Dupont Public Affairs.

He joined Wellington Dupont after nearly eight years at Air Canada where he was Director, Government Relations. In this role Fitti liaised with elected and senior officials in governments at all levels in order to advance the interests of Air Canada, its customers and communities in which it operates.

He also managed key stakeholder relations across the country with chambers of commerce, tourism associations and communities where he supported a number of local initiatives.

Prior to Air Canada, Fitti served as Director, Government Relations for TELUS, a national telecommunications company. He also served as a consultant at a government relations firm in Ottawa following several years of working in government on Parliament Hill.

Fitti’s broad experience advancing public policy on behalf of clients is complimented by his ability to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders from government and senior executives to local community groups.

In between his years working in government, Fitti spent time working in journalism and communications for a major news agency based in Istanbul, Turkey, where he was a foreign news editor.

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