Riccardo Savone becomes Canadian Consul General in Shanghai

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointments:

Riccardo Savone becomes Consul General in Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).

Biographical Notes

Riccardo Savone (BA [Economics, minor in Management], McGill University, 1995; Executive MBA, Temple University, 2003) joined the public service in 1991. He has held various analyst positions with the departments of the environment, transport, agriculture and revenue. In 1996, he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a political relations program manager in Algiers. From 1999 to 2003, he was trade commissioner and head of the Canadian Trade Office in Princeton, New Jersey, then, until 2005, was trade commissioner in Mexico City. From 2005 to 2007, he was the senior trade commissioner in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then returned to Ottawa where he served as director of the North America Commercial Relations division. From 2009 to 2010, he was director general of the Geographic Strategy and Services Bureau. Most recently, he was director general of the Office of Transformation. Mr. Savone succeeds Nadir Patel.

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