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New Arrivals – Fall 2015

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Fall 2015

NEW ARRIVALS Tony Negus High Commissioner for Australia Tony Negus took his position as High Commissioner to Canada after working for the Australian Federal Police for 32 years, most recently as its commissioner (2009-2014.) Negus was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2005, the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama Medal (the National Police Meritorious Service Star from […]

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New Arrivals – Summer 2015

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Summer 2015

NEW ARRIVALS Edgar Gaspar Martins Ambassador of Angola Ambassador Gaspar Martins has a degree in international relations from the University of Havana in Cuba. He began his diplomatic career in 1983 as an attaché and third secretary in the Africa and Middle East section of the foreign ministry. By 1993, he was first secretary at […]

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New Arrivals – Spring 2015

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2015

New arrivals Hocine Meghar Ambassador of Algeria Mr. Meghar started his career at the foreign ministry in 1972, after graduating from the National School of Administration in Algeria. He has held various positions within the ministry. He was director-general of European socialist countries (1984-1987), director-general of consular affairs (2000-2004) and director-general of national communities abroad […]

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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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