~ Roundtable discussion with Margaret Huber ~
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a special roundtable discussion with Margaret Huber, a leading figure in the Canadian Foreign Service, holding numerous senior positions both domestically and internationally. She has extensive experience handling corporate concerns abroad, including issues of government and corporate relations, security in troubled areas, as well as trade opportunities and challenges.
Ms. Huber will speak to her wide ranging experiences in the bilateral Canada-Japan relationship and has kindly made herself available for a Q&A session to address areas in which the audience is particularly interested. For further background on Ms. Huber, please see bio below.
We look forward to welcoming a strong gathering of CCCJ Members to this event, however please note that as capacity is limited we recommend early registration.
Harvard University 2014 Leadership Fellow,
Former Chief of Protocol of Canada (2010-2013),
Upon joining Canada's Foreign in 1973, served abroad widely, particularly in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Overseas leadership assignments have included positions as Consul General both in Osaka and in Milan, as Ambassador to the Czech and Slovak Republics (at pivotal time when both were joining NATO and the European Union, also hosted high level federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations delegations in Prague, where Canada was selected at a meeting of the IOC to host the 2010 Winter Olympics), Pakistan (where regional security issues key), and most recently, as Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq (2010- 2013), when Canada negotiated Free Trade and Nuclear Cooperation Agreements with Jordan, and secured major contracts in Iraq, particularly in the Energy sector).
In Ottawa headquarters, held positions in both trade promotion and trade policy as well as geographic responsibility for relations with Asia.
After growing up on the Canada-USA border in Niagara, obtained a BA (McGill University in Montreal), then worked for a year in Tokyo, before returning to Canada to obtain a Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa.
Sent by Canadian government for 2 year intensive Japanese studies in Yokohama in preparation for assignment as the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo's first woman trade Commissioner.
At the Harvard Business School, completed a mid-career Advanced Management Program. More recently, completed the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors certification program in June 2013, and named Harvard University 2014 Leadership Fellow.