Canadian Chief Trade Commissioner due in Lanka

Canadian Chief Trade Commissioner due in Lanka

May 7, 2010   04:51 pm


Ken Sunquist, Assistant Deputy Minister (Asia & Africa) and Chief Trade Commissioner will visit Sri Lanka on May 10 to hold discussions with senior government officials, personalities in the corporate sector and civil society, the Canadian High Commission in Colomboconfirmed today.



Among the expected topics of discussion will be matters of bilateral interest including political issues and the various commercial opportunities for Canadaand Sri Lanka. 



Mr. Sunquist joined Canadaís Trade Commissioner Service in 1973 and has served abroad in Kingston, Belgrade, San Francisco, Seoul and Beijing.  From 1998-2001, he served as Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.

Mr. Sunquist has held a number of senior positions in the Canadian Government, including Director General, Trade Communications Bureau, Coordinator, Trade Development Policy Secretariat, Director General, Trade Commissioner Service Operations, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business, Assistant Deputy Minister, World Markets Branch and Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Operations. 



Mr. Sunquist is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, the Board of Governors of the National Quality Institute and the Board of Directors of the Canada-China Business Council, the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the Board of the Trade Facilitation Office.

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