Mr. Robert McDouga / Executive Director South Asia Global Affairs Canada Government of Canada

Currently Executive Director for South Asia in Global Affairs Canada, former Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka (2008-11).  Born in Ottawa and raised in Canada and Japan, he studied history and chemistry before joining the Canadian foreign ministry in 1973.  Over the course of his career, he has been assigned to 17 foreign posts from Washington to Kabul and Mongolia and from NATO to Beijing and Tokyo, including a posting as Ambassador in Serbia.  In Ottawa, he was Director for international economic policy; the Director of operations for the amalgamation of the Canadian foreign affairs ministry and development agency; and the long-time Director for arms control and disarmament.  He and his family live in Ottawa but “home” remains the Pacific coast of Canada.