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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.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY RANDOLPH MANK

The Promises and Challenges of Quantum
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