Kin Choi - Biography
Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources - Civilian)
On June 22, 2015, Mr. Kin Choi was appointed as ADM(HR-Civ). Prior to joining DND, Mr. Choi was Assistant Deputy Minister of Compliance, Operations and Program Development, Labour Program, at Employment and Social Development Canada.
Mr. Choi was appointed by Governor in Council as Chair of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. He also serves as a director on the Boards of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and the OutCare Foundation.
He was previously Senior Advisor at the Privy Council Office (PCO), Administrative Services Review. Before joining the Privy Council Office, Mr. Choi worked as ADM at Health Canada in the Corporate Services Branch.
Prior to that, Mr. Choi held several senior executive positions in the public service, including Director General (DG) for Strategic Direction and Integration at Human Resources and Skills Development and the DG for Major Projects and Systems in the Canada Border Services Agency. He was also the Director of Special Projects at the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
Mr. Choi began his public service career in 1992 and has management experience working at both the Federal and Provincial levels. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
He has completed an Executive Certificate on Strategy and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is a graduate of the Government of Canada’s Advanced Leadership Program and the Accelerated Executive Development Program for senior government executives.
He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba.
He is a graduate of the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Mr. Choi was born in Hong Kong and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is married and has two sons.
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