New Arrivals – Fall 2020

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Larbi El Hadj Ali
Ambassador of Algeria

Ambassador El Hadj Ali is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983 Prior to arriving in Canada, he held several senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, he has been adviser tp the foreign minister. From 2008 to 2013, he was deputy director in charge of the United Nations. He served as deputy director of the partnership with the European Union between 2002 and 2004.
He served as minister at Algeria’s permanent mission to the United Nations in New York from 2004 to 2008 and was a member of the Algerian delegation during Algeria’s term on the Security Council (2004-2005). From 1996 to 2000, he was counselor in Brussels and previously to that, first secretary in Prague (1988 to 1992).
He is married with three children.


Maria Vass-Salazar
Ambassador of Hungary

Ambassador-designate Vass-Salazar has been a career diplomat for more than two decades. Prior to coming to Canada, she was head of the department for Northern Europe, overseeing bilateral relations with 13 European countries. Previously, she was head of the science diplomacy department, which promotes Hungarian science, technology and innovation internationally. Between 2011 and 2016, she served as deputy head of mission in London.
Prior to that she was posted to Washington, D.C., as political counsellor. There, she also served for one year as a Hungarian transatlantic diplomatic fellow at the U.S. State Department. She has served as head of section for NATO affairs and was assigned as a political officer to the Hungarian delegation to NATO when Hungary joined the alliance in 1999.
The ambassador-designate has a PhD in international relations from Corvinus University Budapest and a master’s in history from Eötvös Loránd University. She is married with two children.

Eamonn McKee
Ambassador of Ireland

Ambassador McKee is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry after completing a degree in history. He also has a PhD from the National University of Ireland.
Initially, he worked in the Anglo-Irish division, which became the focus for his work for the following 20 years, including six years in Washington from 1990 to 1996. There, he worked with the U.S. on the emerging Northern Ireland Peace Process.
He was a member of the Irish government’s team involved in the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement and its implementation and served two years at the consulate general in New York.
In 2005, he joined Irish Aid (on the emergency humanitarian side), and later served as founding director of the conflict-resolution unit. He was then appointed ambassador to Seoul in 2009 and ambassador to Israel in 2013.


Sharon Joyce Miller
High Commissioner for Jamaica

Prior to coming to Canada this time, High Commissioner Miller was the ambassador to Brazil and before that, she was director of the economic affairs department at the foreign ministry and a member of the permanent mission to the International Seabed Authority. A career diplomat, she had also previously held the position of deputy high commissioner in Ottawa.
In addition, she previously served as deputy head of mission at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, D.C., with concurrent accreditation to the permanent mission of Jamaica to the Organization of American States. Over her 35-year career, she has represented Jamaica in numerous international forums, and has also sat on various national boards and committees.
She holds a bachelor of science in public administration and has done graduate work in development studies.
She is married with two children.


Ines Coppoolse
Ambassador of the Netherlands

Ambassador Coppoolse joined the foreign ministry in 1992, serving in several positions in London and at The Hague, including work with the Sub-Saharan Africa department, consular affairs and the asylum department.
In 2001, she became head of the recruitment and selection section for three years, before being sent to Vienna as deputy permanent representative at the permanent mission to the UN. She returned to headquarters as deputy director of the Asia and Oceania department and then rejoined the human resources department as director.
In 2015, she went to Sweden as ambassador for five years, before her appointment to Canada.
The ambassador is married to Alexander Gerard Verbeek.


Jon Elvedal Fredriksen
Ambassador of Norway

Ambassador Fredriksen trained as an officer with the engineer corps of the Norwegian army and studied in Stuttgart, Germany, as well as at the University of Tromsoe in Norway.
He started his career as a first lieutenant with the Norwegian Border Commissariat in 1995 and two years later, he joined the foreign ministry as an executive officer in Russian affairs. A year later, in 1998, he became consult at the consulate-general in Murmansk, Russia. He then went to the embassy in Moscow as first secretary. From 2004 to 2006, he was senior advisor at the ministry of industry and trade and for the following two years, he served as assistant director-general for Arctic and Russian affairs.
From 2008 to 2011, he was consul-general in Murmansk and then ambassador to Ukraine from 2011 to 2016. Following that posting, he served as diplomatic adviser to the prime minister of Norway until he was posted to Canada.


Non-heads of mission

Arman Suflyan
Second secretary

European Union
Christian Klaus Burgsmuller
Deputy head of mission

Ana Isabel Guallarte Alias

Kaisa Heikkila
Minister-counsellor and deputy chief of mission

Taina Elisa Karpenko
Second secretary and consul

David Brackle
Assistant attaché

Christian Markus Schmitt
Assistant attaché

Rosa Kristina Sokolowski

Nirbhay Bapna
Naval attaché

Amiram Jakira
Defence attaché

Ophir Keren

Alexander Lipovsky
Second secretary

Yasuyuki Kimura
First secretary

Talgat Ketebayev
First secretary

Korea, Republic
Eunjee Lee
Second secretary

Seokhwan Yang

Inga Miskinyte
Deputy head of mission

Petru Alexei,
Counsellor and chargé d’affaires

Jaap Jan Speelman
Deputy head of mission

New Zealand
Scott Barrie Cordwell
Defence adviser

Emma Rennie
Second secretary

Salvador Maspoch Heins
Deputy head of mission

Ulrich Gustav Haug
Second secretary

Regula Marta Kurzbein
Deputy head of mission

Ibrahim Filik

Bahar Kaplan

Kara, Ozkan

Zeynel Sivri

Tuncay Yildirim

Murat Yildiz

United Kingdom
Olivia Bellers-Ivison
First secretary

Douglas Gibson
Defence adviser

Michelle Jane Norman
Second secretary

United States of America
Zachary Robert Bailey
Second secretary

Katherine Ann Brucker
Deputy head of mission

Richard Keith Clark

Bryan Joseph Ermatinger

Elizabeth Marietary Franolich
First secretary

Cassandra Hamblin

Michael Joseph Kelly
First secretary

Shannon Tovan McDaniel
First secretary

Maria Elena Najera
Assistant attaché

Patrick Joseph Perriello Jr.
Second secretary

Molly Mulherin Sanchez Crowe
First secretary

Jessica Susan Skrebes
Second secretary and consul

Abdulhakim Alhamadi
Minister and deputy head of mission




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