New Arrivals – Summer 2014

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sham L. Bathija
Ambassador of Afghanistan

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0088Mr. 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 of UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) and executive co-ordinator for the Central Asian Republics and inter-linked institutions. His career has been defined by his advocacy for trade and industry as tools for development.
Mr. Bathija studied law and political science at the University of Kabul and has a master’s from Drew University in New Jersey. He’s also done post-graduate studies at Stanford and Harvard universities.
He is married and has three adult children.

Norma Ester Nascimbene
Ambassador of Argentina

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0089Ms Nascimbene studied law before enrolling in the National Institute of the Foreign Service in 1978. Her first posting — to Lagos, Nigeria — came one year later. She spent five years (1981-86) at the permanent mission in Geneva before joining the Antarctica department at headquarters. Other postings were to the United Kingdom, Geneva again and Italy before she was promoted to the rank of ambassador in 2009.
In 2010, she was director general for foreign policy and then became undersecretary for foreign policy at the ministry of foreign affairs. She was later the foreign affairs minister’s special envoy to several Caribbean countries. Most recently, between 2012-13, she was adviser to the secretary for foreign relations. She is married to former ambassador Alberto Juan Dumont and has two daughters.

Luo Zhaohui
Ambassador of China

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0090Luo Zhaohui, who has a master’s degree in history, joined the foreign ministry in 1985 as third secretary in the department of Asian Affairs. Four years later, he was posted to India and was given the title of second secretary during that time.
Mr. Luo then returned to the ministry to work in the North American and Oceania Affairs section before being posted as second and then first secretary to the U.S. On his return to China in 2000, he was appointed counsellor in the department of Asian Affairs and then deputy director general in the same department.
In 2006, he became ambassador to Pakistan, where he was posted for four years before returning to Beijing as director general of external security affairs and then director general of Asian Affairs. He was appointed to Canada in the spring of 2014.
Mr. Luo is married with one daughter.

Rita Claverie Sciolli
Ambassador of Guatemala

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0091Prior to coming to Canada, Ms Claverie Sciolli served for two years as Guatemala’s vice-minister of foreign relations, a job she took after serving as ambassador to Mexico from 2010 to 2012.
A career diplomat, she joined the foreign ministry in 1986. She has served as counsellor and minister-counsellor at the embassy in Washington, where she was in charge of judicial affairs, human rights, community affairs, consular and migratory affairs and bilateral and multilateral co-operation.
From 1993 to 2000, she worked at the embassy in Italy, serving as permanent representative to the United Nations agencies headquartered in Rome (FAO, IFAD, and WFP). In 2001, she was named minister-counselor to the Holy See. She also represented her country in the permanent mission of Guatemala to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.
 Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi
Ambassador of the Holy See

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0092Rev. Bonazzi was born in Gazzaniga, in the province of Bergamo, Italy, in 1948. He was ordained a priest in 1973 for the Diocese of Bergamo.
After receiving a PhD in education, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1980. In his capacity as a diplomat, he has served in Holy See missions in Cameroon, Trinidad and Tobago, Malta, Mozambique, Spain, the U.S., Italy and, now Canada.
He was posted as Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti in 1999 and Apostolic Nuncio to Cuba in 2004. In 2009, he became Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
Rev. Bonazzi speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.

Radnaabazar Altangerel
Ambassador of Mongolia

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0093After studying at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Mr. Altangerel entered the foreign service in 1990 as an attaché in the protocol department. He then became third secretary in public administration before being posted to the embassy in France as second secretary.
In 2000, he became chief of protocol in the office of the president and head of the diplomatic protocol department at the foreign ministry before being appointed state secretary at the foreign ministry. In 2006, he was appointed ambassador to France, Spain, Portugal and Monaco and from 2009 until April 2014, he was director of the diplomatic protocol department.
Mr. Altangerel is married and has a daughter and a son. He speaks Mongolian, Russian, French and English.

Bruce Heyman
Ambassador of the United States

Diplomat_6-21-2014_0094Mr. Heyman is a 33-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as a regional managing director of the Midwest private wealth management group from 1999 until December 2013. The Midwest group covers 13 states and half of Canada.
Mr. Heyman served as a board member for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation. He also served as an adviser to the Fix the Debt CEO Council of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He has been a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago.
A graduate with a BA and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, he maintains close ties to his alma mater. He is married to Vicki (née Simons) of Ashland, Kentucky. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Non-heads of mission

Roselyn Dannielle Dorsett-Horton
Minister-counsellor and consul

Marjorie Julien
Third secretary and vice-consul

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fuad Didic
Counsellor and chargé d’affaires

Ricardo Rolf Lima Bernhard
Third secretary

Brunei Darussalam
Faadzilah Raheemah Safri Mohdzar
Third secretary

Sukri Sharbini
Second secretary

Ge Hong
Second secretary

Ji Lin
Third secretary

Li Xiaoshu
Second secretary

Yang Tianwen
Second secretary

Yang Xinvu

Zhuang Yaodong

Pedro Isidro Lopez-Perez

Carlos Arturo Rueda Vasquez
Military, naval and air attaché

Daniel Alberto Gomez Francisco

Dominican Republic
Orly David Perez Medina

Zerihun Adera Lemecha
First secretary

Serge Antoine Pierre Krebs

Bachir Diallo
Defence attaché

Kaoru Shimada
First secretary

Tetsu Shiraishi

Rustem Belgibayev
First Secretary

Khaled Baiej
Assistant attaché

Manuel Carreon Munoz
Deputy naval attaché

Liliana Lopez Rojas
First secretary

Edgar Zurita Borja

Miriam Chidiogo Udeozo
Second secretary

Oswaldo Martin Calle Talledo
Defence and military attaché

Alejandro Humberto Marusic Caceda
Assistant defence and air attaché

Alessandro Miguel Mogni Novoa
Assistant defence and naval attaché

Alexander Ermishin

Evgeny Golubkov

Saudi Arabia
Raed Mohammed H. Alajmi

Saeed Hadhir M. Alkhathami

Raddah H.Z. Alotaibi

Sierra Leone
Ibrahim Sorie Conteh
Deputy high commissioner

United States of America
Jennifer Marilyn Wetmore

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