Biographical note

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Kathleen (Kati) Csaba (BA [Political Studies and Russian], Queen’s University, 1988; MA [Central/East European and Russian-Area Studies], Carleton University, 1993) began her career at External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1993. In 1995, Ms. Csaba joined the Canadian International Development Agency and occupied several programming and analytical roles covering Central and Eastern Europe, including 4 postings in the region: as second secretary in Kyiv (1995 to 1997), as head of aid in Sarajevo (1997 to 1999), as head of aid in Moscow (2005 to 2009) and as development director in Kyiv (2009 to 2012). She also served as the director of amalgamation implementation in the Sub-Saharan Africa Branch (2014 to 2015), followed by a posting to the embassy in Addis Ababa as minister-counsellor responsible for Canada’s development program with Ethiopia (2015 to 2017). Most recently, she served as ambassador to Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro (2017 to 2020).

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