Mesmin currently serves as Director General of the Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch within the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). As Director General, Mesmin is responsible for the sound operation of the Branch by providing strategic vision and leadership to deliver CIPO’s mandate.
Before joining CIPO, Mesmin led the Broadband Canada Program at Industry Canada (now Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada), which aimed at providing support to companies to extend high-speed Internet coverage to unserved and underserved areas of Canada. He also held leadership positions at the Department of Canadian Heritage and Parks Canada. Mesmin worked in management and consulting in the private sector before joining the federal public service 20 years ago.
Mesmin is a graduate from York University’s Schulich School of Business in public management. He continued learning and developing in management and leadership by attending Columbia University and Harvard Business School.