Diplomatic appointments

News Release

August 21, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is steadfast in selecting diplomatic leaders who reflect the wide diversity of Canada, as well as the government’s commitment to promoting greater gender parity.

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments.

Susan Bincoletto becomes Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation. Ms. Bincoletto replaces Jennifer MacIntyre.

Louise Blais becomes Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York City, with special responsibility for Agenda 2030 and Development.

Nicholas Brousseau becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan. Mr. Brousseau replaces Shawn Steil.

Alexandra Bugailiskis becomes Ambassador to the Italian Republic, as well as Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of San Marino. Ms. Bugailiskis replaces Peter McGovern.

Lilian Chatterjee becomes High Commissioner in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Representative to the Caribbean Community. Ms. Chatterjee replaces Pierre Giroux.

René Cremonese becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe. Mr. Cremonese replaces Kumar Gupta.

Jeff David becomes Consul General in Chongqing (People’s Republic of China). Mr. David replaces Philippe Rheault.

Stephen de Boer becomes Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, in Geneva. Mr. de Boer replaces Jonathan Fried.

Jess Dutton becomes Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Mr. Dutton replaces Troy Lulashnyk.

André Frenette becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti. Mr. Frenette replaces Paula Caldwell St-Onge.

Shauna Hemingway becomes Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Ms. Hemingway replaces Steve Côté.

Heidi Hulan becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Ms. Hulan replaces Mark Bailey.

Emmanuelle Lamoureux becomes Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. Ms. Lamoureux replaces Michelle Cameron.

Marcel Lebleu becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia. Mr. Lebleu replaces Don Bobiash.

Patricia McCullagh becomes Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. Ms. McCullagh replaces Isabelle Roy.

David McKinnon becomes High Commissioner in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives. Mr. McKinnon replaces Shelley Whiting.

Kyle Nunas becomes Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City (Socialist Republic of Vietnam). Mr. Nunas replaces Richard Bale.

Nathalie O’Neil becomes High Commissioner in the Republic of Cameroon. Ms. O’Neil replaces René Cremonese.

Patricia Peña becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Ms. Peña replaces Marcel Lebleu.

Laurie Peters becomes High Commissioner in Jamaica. Ms. Peters replaces Sylvain Fabi.

Benoit Préfontaine becomes High Commissioner in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Mr. Préfontaine replaces Benoît-Pierre Laramée.

François Rivest becomes Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Mr. Rivest replaces Kenneth Neufeld.

Julie Shouldice becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Ms. Shouldice replaces Patricia McCullagh.

Nicolas Simard becomes Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Simard replaces Ginette Martin.

David Sproule becomes Ambassador to Mongolia. Mr. Sproule replaces Ed Jager.

Caterina Ventura becomes High Commissioner in Brunei Darussalam. Ms. Ventura replaces Marina Laker.

Louis Verret becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. Mr. Verret replaces Marc-André Fredette.


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