Louise Levonian assumed the position of Associate Deputy Minister of Finance on November 15, 2010.
Prior to her appointment as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, Ms. Levonian was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy Branch. The Branch is responsible for the development and evaluation of federal taxation policies and legislation in the areas of personal income tax, business income tax, and sales and excise tax. She has also held several other positions at the Department of Finance, including General Director (Analysis), Tax Policy; Director of Business Income Tax; and Departmental Secretary, where she provided strategic advice and support to the Deputy Minister on policy and operational matters.
Ms. Levonian has been working at the Department of Finance since September of 1995 with two intervals outside the Department: most recently at the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada as the Director of Operations (Planning), and working for KPMG – Barents Group as a tax consultant. She has also held positions at the Treasury Board Secretariat, conducting analytical studies related to expenditure management, and at Transport Canada, conducting economic analysis of transportation projects.
Ms. Levonian graduated from Queen's University in 1990 with a Master of Arts in Economics, majoring in Public Finance and Industrial Organization. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with High Honours at Carleton University.