High Commissioner Judith St. George

Message from the High Commissioner

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the High Commission of Canada in Kuala Lumpur.

Canada and Malaysia have long enjoyed positive and constructive relations. Canada was one of the first countries to recognize Malaysia’s independence in 1957, and to establish a High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. We have come a long way since then and today, Malaysia is ASEAN’s biggest investor in Canada. Furthermore, our two countries continue to enjoy excellent cooperation and friendship in international fora at both the government-to-government and people-to-people levels. Our engagement is broad but, at the same time, holds great promise for further growth.

Increasing trade and investment is a core objective in our relationship, building upon the successes already realized by Canadian firms and identifying new growth opportunities. Increasing people-to-people contacts with Malaysia is also a priority for the Government of Canada, including efforts to reach out to Muslim communities. Furthermore, Malaysia is a key partner in Canada’s efforts to build a more secure world by countering threats to health, security and prosperity. The High Commission of Canada in Kuala Lumpur is committed to pursuing these objectives by nurturing existing linkages and striving to build stronger bonds of cooperation, interaction and understanding between our two countries.

I trust that you will find this website useful and informative. I encourage you to explore the links for detailed information on the range of services we provide. You will also find updated information on ongoing events and initiatives of interest to both Canadians and Malaysians alike in our Highlights section.

Judith St. George
High Commissioner

Biography - High Commissioner Judith St. George

Judith St. George has been Canada’s High Commissioner in Malaysia since April 2013. She has previously served in the United States, Philippines, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom. This is her second posting in Malaysia, having served as First Secretary at the High Commission from 1989 to 1993.

Since joining the Canadian foreign service in 1986, Ms. St. George undertook various assignments at Headquarters and abroad, including as Vice-Consul and Assistant Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Senior Trade Commissioner and Counsellor (Commercial) at the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines. In October 2000, she was appointed Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. From 2006 to 2010, she was Minister-Counsellor (Commercial-Economic) and Senior Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom.

Her headquarters assignments have included three years (2003 to 2006) as Director of the Trade Commissioner Service Renewal Division, and Director General of the Trade Commissioner Service Operations and Trade Strategy Bureau (2010 to 2013).

Ms. St. George was born in Montréal, Québec. She studied at Queen’s University, (BA [History] 1980); and Carleton University, (MA [Public Administration] 1982).