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Biography for Alain Gendron, Ambassador-designate of Canada to Belgium

Ambassador Alain GendronAlain Gendron (BA [Economics], Sherbrooke University, 1986) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1992.

(BA [Economics], Sherbrooke University, 1986) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1992. Overseas, he was assigned to the high commission in Singapore (1995 to 1998) as third secretary and trade commissioner and to the embassy in Beijing (2002 to 2005) as second secretary and trade commissioner. He served as deputy consul general and senior trade commissioner at the consulate general in Shanghai (2005 to 2008).

At Headquarters, he held several director positions, including in the Africa Commercial Relations Division (2008 to 2010), Northeast Asia Division (2010 to 2014), Systems and Analysis Division for the Trade Commissioner Service (2014 to 2016) and assignments (2016 to 2017). Most recently, Mr. Gendron was the director of the Europe Bilateral and Advocacy Division.

Mr. Gendron is married to Mrs Sylvie Derome and are parents of two adult daughters.

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2020-12-17