Ms. Koutrakis has been a strong advocate for her community, including as a former member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Presently, she serves on the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities and as a member of various parliamentary associations and interparliamentary groups. Ms. Koutrakis has also previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, a role she had held since 2021, before her recent appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism and the Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec.
Ms. Koutrakis was born in Montréal and has lived in Laval for 26 years. Prior to entering politics, she worked in the investment industry for three decades, most recently as Vice President, Branch Manager, Advisor Services, at Raymond James Ltd.
A firm believer in giving back, Ms. Koutrakis has volunteered for a number of community organizations. She is the former President of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montréal – making her the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s 113-year history. She has also served on the boards of CLSC Norman-Bethune (now CLSC du Ruisseau-Papineau), Hellenic Social Services of Québec, and the Hellenic Board of Trade of Montréal.
Ms. Koutrakis holds a diploma in Social Sciences and Business Administration from Dawson College. She speaks French, English, and Greek. She and her husband, Gerry, are the proud parents of four adult children.