Tag: New Arrivals

New Arrivals – Winter 2015

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2015

Pg Hj Kamal Bashah bin Pg Hj Ahmad High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam Col. (Ret’d) Ahmad had a long military career before taking two positions in the corporate world and then turning his skills to diplomacy with this appointment. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and began his career with military and academic training […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2014

Raoul Delcorde Ambassador of Belgium Mr. Delcorde has a PhD in political science. He began his career as an assistant professor before entering the diplomatic service in 1984. Two years later, he was deputy head of mission in Islamabad and, following that, he was first secretary at the UN in New York. He served two […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2014

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2014

Sham L. Bathija Ambassador of Afghanistan Mr. Bathija comes to this post after a varied career as a development economist and a diplomat. From June 2010 until he came to Canada, he was a minister and senior economic adviser to President Hamid Karzai. Prior to that, he worked as a representative of the secretary general […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2014

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2014

Pedro Fernando Bretas Bastos Ambassador of Brazil Mr. Brêtas completed a law and social sciences degree at the Federal University of Brazil and practised law, working for Exxon Mobil Corporation and COSIGUA, before going into diplomacy. After completing his diplomatic studies, he became a desk officer for Canada, something that perhaps foreshadowed his current appointment. […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2014

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2014

S.E.M. Pamphile C. Goutondji Ambassador of Benin Ambassador Goutondji is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983. After completing a bachelor’s degree in 1976 and a master’s in international relations in Kiev in 1983, he joined the ministry and held increasingly responsible positions, including department head and assistant to the foreign minister. […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2013

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2013

Calsey Willmore Johnson High Commissioner for the Bahamas Dr. Johnson was a career broadcaster for three decades and was general manager of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) — the country’s  national broadcasting system — for 14 years. He served a five-year term as executive chairman of the board of the BCB. He also served […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2013

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2013

Julio Antonio Garmendía Ambassador of Cuba Mr. Garmendia has a degree in Russian literature and translation and a degree in political science. He joined the foreign service in 1975 and soon became head of the department of state’s committee on economic cooperation. His first posting came in 1982 as deputy economic counsellor in the Soviet […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2013

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2013

New heads of mission Nicolas Lloreda-Ricaurte Ambassador of Colombia Mr. Lloreda comes to diplomacy from the field of law. Between 2001 and 2010, he was senior counsel on international business transactions, trade and investment policy and international dispute resolution at Crowell & Moring. For him, diplomacy started when he was appointed to serve as deputy […]

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New Arrivals – Winter 2013

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Winter 2013

New heads of mission Arno Riedel  Ambassador of Austria Mr. Riedel completed an MBA from the University of Economics in Vienna before studying at Vienna’s diplomatic academy. He began his foreign service career in 1980 as a desk officer, and, within five years, was first secretary at the embassy in Budapest. He was counsellor in […]

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New Arrivals – Fall 2012

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2012

New heads of mission Kaarlo (Charles) Arnold Marius Murto Ambassador of Finland Mr. Murto is a career diplomat who joined the ministry of foreign affairs after a one-year stint selling newsprint for the Finnish Paper Mills Association. He began his diplomatic career in 1970 as an attaché in the protocol department. His first posting came […]

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