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Stefanie McCollum (BA [Business Administration], Argosy University, 2008) proved helpful at National Defence, the particular Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of Secretary of State, Public Works and Govt Services Canada and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency before joining Foreign Affairs North america in 2005. She served abroad in San Francisco, Cairo, Bucharest and São Paulo before returning to Ottawa within 2016. She then worked as the director of the Emergency Watch and Response Center. In 2017, she added the role of movie director of management and consular officer (MCO) renewal, assisting Global Affairs Canada’s neighborhood of MCO foreign provider professionals.   In 2018, she was appointed Canada’s ambassador to Qatar. Daniel Ahmad (BSc Hons [Geology], McGill University, 1992; DEA [Paleontology], University or college of Paris, 1993; MBA, Yale University, 2004) served the United Nations as a humanitarian affairs officer in Kenya, Congo, Ecuador and Ny from 1996 to 2002. From 2004 to 2008, he worked in functions finance in industry in the United States and Canada. He joined up with the Government of Canada within 2008, serving in the Privy Council Office in fiscal and economic policy till 2015. He then served Facilities Canada as director in the Program Operations Branch through 2015 to 2017. He or she joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in 2017, where he was director associated with strategic planning and reporting, Operations Sector. He has already been an international elections observer upon 11 assignments in Bosnia, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia, South america and Peru. Tarik Ali Khan (BA [English], University of Toronto, 1991; MSc [International Rural Development Planning], University of Guelph, 1998) joined Canadian Heritage it happened in 1999 and the Canadian International Growth Agency (now part of Global Affairs Canada) in 2005. At Headquarters, his roles have included director, democratic institutions and conflict, movie director of the Haiti Development Plan, director general for pan-African affairs, director general with regard to West and Central Africa, director general for Main America and the Caribbean, plus executive director to the deputy minister of international development. He has held diplomatic postings abroad as counsellor, movie director of cooperation, in Cina (2008 to 2010) and Colombia (2012 to 2016). Brian Szwarc (BComm Hons, University of Manitoba, 1999; MBA, Kennesaw State University or college, 2008) joined the Division of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999. At Headquarters, he served since director of consular case management and consecutively in the European countries, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb Branch as director of strategic planning plus coherence and as director of integration. He served overseas as counsellor and consul general in Moscow, counsellor and consul in Tel Aviv, counsellor and consul in Almaty, counsellor and consul in Kabul, 1st secretary and consul within Kyiv and second secretary and vice-consul in Bucharest. Most recently, he was movie director general of consular functions (2019 to 2022). Anderson Blanc (BA Hons, [Business Administration], College of Quebec in Montréal, 2002; MA [Business Administration], Laval University, 2015) proved helpful in delinquency intervention before joining the Department associated with Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2003. In Headquarters, he served as senior adviser and acting deputy director in the Haiti and Dominican Republic Department (Policy and Trade) as well as the Regional Offices and Intergovernmental Relations Division (Policy and Trade). More recently, he had been deputy director of the Anti-racism Secretariat, which reports straight to the associate deputy ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of foreign affairs. Overseas, he has served as 2nd secretary and trade commissioner in Thailand. Most recently, this individual was counsellor (commercial) plus senior regional trade commissioner in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Senegal. Marie-Geneviève Mounier (BA [Fine Arts], Concordia University, 1982; MA [International Administration], University of Open public Administration, 2000) joined Worldwide Affairs Canada in 2021 as Canada’s commissioner general at Expo 2020 Dubai. Previously, Ms. Mounier kept the position of associate secretary to the governor general, by which she headed, among other things, the introduction of the program and visits within Canada and abroad. From 2008 to 2010 plus from 2015 to 2018, she was assistant deputy minister at Canadian Traditions, where she oversaw large-scale projects, including the production of major events marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Pan American and Parapan American Games in Toronto, the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver and the government’s participation within the Olympic Games in Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang. Through 2010 to 2015, as the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the lady led policy development as well as the government’s participation in various global forums, such as the International Labour Organization. Eva Yu (BBA, Simon Fraser University, 2000; MPA, Harvard University, 2012) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade within 2001. At Headquarters, she was deputy director in the Mission Operations (Policies plus Innovation) Division (2014 in order to 2015). Her first abroad assignment was as 2nd secretary and vice-consul in Mexico (2003 to 2005). She then served because counsellor and consul in China (2005 to 2008), in Hungary (2008 in order to 2011) and in South Korea (2012 to 2014) so that as counsellor and consul common in Russia (2016 in order to 2018). Most recently, she had been posted to the United States because counsellor and consul (2018 to 2022). Ambra Dickie (BA [Political Science], Simon Fraser University or college, 2004; International Program Diploma Hons [Political Science], Sciences Po (Paris), 2003; MA [Political Science], Dalhousie University, 2005) joined Foreign Matters and International Trade Canada in 2006. During her time at Headquarters, this wounderful woman has served as departmental spokesperson in the Media Relations Workplace and in the Afghanistan Task Force and as senior adviser in the Defence and Safety Relations Division. Abroad, she has been posted in Brasilia, and her most recent abroad assignment was in Tokyo. Stephen Potter (BA Hons [International Development], University associated with Guelph, 1991; MSc [International Rural Development Planning], University of Guelph, 1994) joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 1994. During his period at Headquarters, he has handled development assistance programming throughout 4 continents and served as director of international assistance policy coordination. Jobs overseas include Lima (1999 to 2002), Tegucigalpa (2002 to 2004), Dar es Salaam (2005 to 2008) and Kyiv (2012 in order to 2015), where he served since counsellor and head of development cooperation. His most current assignment was as professional director of innovative fund programs. Emmanuel Kamarianakis (BComm, University of Calgary, 1993) joined External Affairs and International Trade North america in 1993. In Ottawa, Mr. Kamarianakis was a international and defence policy expert in the Privy Council Office from 2006 to 08 with responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean plus was chief of employees to the deputy minister associated with international trade from 08 to 2010. He has served abroad in Mexico since counsellor (commercial), in Portugal as senior trade office, in Iran as 3rd and second secretary (commercial) and in Rome as minister-counsellor (commercial) at the Canadian charge. He was also consul common of Canada in Dubai from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Kamarianakis was most recently director general of investment decision, innovation and education on Global Affairs Canada’s Head office. Nadia Theodore (BA Hons and MA [Political Science], Carleton College; LLB, University of London)  began her public support career at the Canada Income Agency in 2000. The girl subsequently worked with the Section of the Solicitor General, and she joined International Trade North america in 2004. At Headquarters, she has served as movie director of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, director  of the Secretariat for your Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement plus chief of staff towards the deputy minister of global trade. Abroad, she offered at the permanent mission in Geneva from 2009 to 2012 and as consul common in Atlanta from 2017 to 2020. Most recently, she worked as a senior vice president at Maple Leaf Foods, a Canadian consumer packaged goods company and the world’s first major co2 neutral food company.  


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