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Carmen Sylvain

Member of the Munk School Advisory Board


Ms. Sylvain joined the Toronto office of Borealis in 2012 from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to provide strategic advice on new and emerging markets.  She started her career in production at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and has worked in the federal Departments of Communications, Heritage, Privy Council Office, and Foreign Affairs.  At Foreign Affairs she served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, the Middle East and Africa where she was responsible for Canada`s bilateral and trade relations with those countries.  As Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy and Planning, she led the development of a Foreign Policy Plan for the government.  As Director General European Union, she worked on the Canada EU Trade Agreement and as Director General, Commercial Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, she developed commerce strategies for those countries.  She also served as Canada`s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Mauritania from 2004 to 2006.  Prior to that Ms. Sylvain was Director International Exhibitions at Canadian Heritage where she was responsible for Canada`s participation in World Fairs and served 8 years as President of the Bureau of International Exhibitions Executive Commission.

M.A. Public Administration, Carleton University; BA European History, San Jose State University, California, Advisory Board member:  Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for International Governance and Innovation.

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