Fariba Pacheleh

Fariba is a passionate leader and strategic thinker with over 25 years’ combined industry and advisory services experience, in corporate management roles and on non-profit boards. After earning a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, Fariba advanced her skills as a new immigrant and completed the MSAT (Management Skills in

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Jill Earthy

Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader who believes diversity drives innovation. She is currently the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online investment platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors. She has built two companies and sold them, and then spent 8 years in nonprofit leadership roles supporting entrepreneurs. Jill serves

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Tom Rubin

Tom Rudin is the director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) and director of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academy of Sciences. BHEW provides government, academic and industry leaders with analyses and recommendations designed to inform action and public

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Brenda Wills

Brenda Wills joined Global Affairs Canada in 2003 and has since served abroad at the embassies of Canada in Washington, D.C., the Republic of Chile, and the Republic of Colombia. In Ottawa, she has held several positions, including in the Mexico Division (2004-2005), and in the Trade Policy Branch working

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Gwyneth A. Kutz

Gwyneth Kutz is a career foreign service officer who joined the Department of External Affairs in 1988. She has served abroad at the Permanent Missions of Canada to the United Nations in New York (1989) and to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D. C. (1991-93), as well

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Marcel Lebleu

Marcel Lebleu is a career foreign service officer who started with the Department of External Affairs in 1987. He joined the Trade Commissioner Service after having graduated in economics(B.Sc.) from Université de Montréal/University of Massachusetts.  He is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and his experience representing Canada abroad spans

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Pierre Alarie

Pierre Alarie (MA [Public Administration], College of Europe, Bruges, 1982) joined the Department of External Affairs in 1982. While in Ottawa, Mr. Alarie served as a trade desk officer with the European bureau. He served abroad as second secretary in Lagos, Nigeria and as first secretary in Santiago, Chile. After his

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H. E. Paul Maddison

Mr. Paul Maddison is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. He began his current assignment upon arrival in Canberra in August 2015. Mr. Maddison served in the

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Carlo Dade

Mr. Dade is the Director of the Centre for Trade & Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation. Carlo Dade is a senior fellow in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, where he focuses on the role of private-sector actors in international development,

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Yves Tiberghien

Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of Institute for Asian Research (IAR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research, at the Center for Japanese Research, and at the Institute

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