Randolph Mank is a global business executive and a three-time former Canadian ambassador, with over thirty years of experience in both the public and private sectors around the world.

In business, he has worked as President Asia for Swiss company, SICPA, and as Vice President Asia for BlackBerry.

In government, overseas, he has been Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia, Pakistan and Malaysia. He also served in Greece, Sweden, Indonesia again, and Japan.

In Ottawa, Mank was Director-General for Asia at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade between 2006-08. In the same role, he served as Canada's Senior Official for ASEAN and, for six months, oversaw the Afghanistan Task Force.

Earlier, he headed the G7 Foreign Minister's Secretariat for Canada from 1999-2003, while serving as Director for Policy Planning in Ottawa. In that role, he quarterbacked a Canadian foreign policy review and co-chaired a CSR Taskforce.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Mank studied at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and The London School of Economics. He speaks Indonesian and Japanese, in addition to English and French. Among honours, he was Canadian Public Service Mentor of the Year in 1999, and a Laurier Top 100 Alumni of Achievement in 2011.

Currently, he serves as a Fellow of both the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, while offering consulting services as President of MankGlobal Inc.


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Post-G20 Discussion: Trudeau and China



A Discussion with Canadian Space SMEs

March 22, 2019

(feat. David Perry, Colin Robertson, Ewan Reid, Stewart Bain, Nadeem Ghafoor, and Froduald Kabanza)

A Conversation with Swiss Ambassador to Canada Beat Nobs

March 11, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson and Beat Nobs)


Canada and the World, Ep. 33: How does the world see Canada?

by Bessma Momani (feat. Stephen Saideman), OpenCanada, March 22, 2019

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

by Levon Sevunts (feat. Rob Huebert), Radio-Canada International, March 22, 2019

China to use first atomic icebreaker as test for future nuclear aircraft carriers

by Malte Humpert (feat. Rob Huebert), High North News, March 22, 2019

‘We’re not getting it’: Liberals sprinkle $700 million in Arctic but a strategic plan remains elusive

by Naomi Powell and Gabriel Friedman (feat. Hugh Stephens), Financial Post, March 22, 2019

Alberta finds that playing OPEC isn’t easy as oil gets too pricey

by Robert Tuttle (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg, March 22, 2019

Among false claims, Trump attacked McCain for failing veterans

by Quil Lawrence (feat. Lindsay Rodman), WBUR News, March 21, 2019

A school shooting in Brazil, complicates Bolsonaro’s push to ease gun laws

by The Editors (feat. Robert Muggah), World Politics Review, March 21, 2019


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