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The New Canadian Ambassador to Egypt Presents his Credentials

The new Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, His Excellency Mr. David Drake, officially presented his credentials to Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, on Sunday, December 11. Ambassador Drake looks forward to further developing fruitful Canadian-Egyptian cooperation over the course of his term in Egypt.

For more information, please contact the Canadian Embassy's Political and Public Affairs Section

26 Kamel El Shennawy St., Garden City
Cairo, Egypt / Le Caire, Égypte
P.O.Box / B.P. 1667
Tel: 202-2791 8700
Fax: 202-2791 8866


Ambassador of Canada to the Arab Republic of Egypt
H.E. Mr David Drake
Ambassador of Canada to the Arab Republic of Egypt

 

Biography

Education:
BA Hons. (History), Carleton University, Ottawa, 1977. MSc. (Foreign Service), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1979

Languages:
English, French, Indonesian/ Malay

Career History:

  • October 2011: Ambassador of Canada to the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • 2008-2011: Director of Operations, Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat, Privy Council Office
  • 2003-2008: Minister-Counsellor, Political and Economic, Embassy of Canada in Japan
  • 1998-2003: Director, Climate Change and Energy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
  • 1992-1998: Director, International Affairs, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada - 1989-1992: Senior Institutions Development Officer, Food Aid Centre, Canadian International Development Agency
  • 1987-1989: First Secretary (Development) and Consul, Embassy of Canada in Indonesia - 1983-1987: Development Officer, Canadian International Development Agency
  • 1981-1983: Programme Officer, United Nations Development Programme, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • 1980- 1981: Branch Administrative Officer, Canadian Coast Guard

H.E. Mr David Drake {BA Hons. (History), Carleton University, Ottawa, 1977; MSc. (Foreign Service), Georgetown University, 1979} began his career in the Canadian Coast Guard. In 1981, he joined the United Nations Development Programme and was posted to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. From 1983 to 1992, he worked for the Canadian International Development Agency in Indonesia, managing development assistance projects and programs, and at headquarters on global food and food aid issues.

Mr Drake then spent a considerable period representing Canada in global environmental negotiations. From 1992-1998 he served as Director, International Affairs, at the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, where he was chief negotiator for Canada for global forest negotiations. From 1998-2003, he served as Director, Climate Change and Energy Division, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he was co-head of Canada’s delegations to international climate change negotiations. Mr Drake served as Minister-Counsellor (Political and Economic) at the Embassy of Canada in Japan from 2003-2008. He then served as Director of Operations in the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. Mr Drake is currently the Ambassador of Canada to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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Date Modified:
2012-01-05