New High Commissioner of Canada in India, Cameron MacKay reached India today. He succeeded previous High Commissioner, Nadir Patel. Today, Mr. MacKay enjoyed his first Indian meal and shared the photos on his twitter account. He speaks English, French and Spanish. He is married and has two teenaged children.
Professional History of New High Commissioner of Canada in India:
- October 2019 – December 2021: Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
- 2017 – 2019: Director of operations at the Privy Council Office’s Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat.
- 2015 – 2017: Director general of the Trade Sectors Bureau.
- 2013 – 2015: Director General of the Department’s Trade Negotiations Bureau, where he coordinated and supported Canada’s bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations.
- 2012 – 2013: Director General for China Trade Policy.
- 2010 – 2012: He was Canada’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua (resident in Costa Rica) from 2010 to 2012.
- 2008-2010: Director of regional trade policy at Headquarters of the the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
- 2001-2006: Served at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva for the first five years of the WTO’s Doha Round of global trade talks.
- In his first five years in the foreign ministry he supported various bilateral negotiations with the United States, including on economic, border facilitation, fisheries and environmental issues.
- 1995: Joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Education Qualification of Mr. McKay:
- In 2015 Mr. MacKay graduated from Ottawa University’s two year, mid-career “Certificate Program in Public Sector Leadership and Governance.”
- A Master degree of Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto (1996).
- A Bachelor degree in Economics and Industrial Relations from McGill University in Montreal (1990).
Consul Generals also changed for Chandigarh, Mumbai, and Bengaluru offices:
- Consul General of Chandigarh: Patrick Hébert replaced Mia Yen.
- Consul General of Mumbai: Diedrah Kelly replaced Annie Dubé.
- Consul General in Bengaluru: Benoit Préfontaine replaced Nicole Girard.