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CIC Toronto: Banking the Growth of Asia with Kris Panday
February 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am EST
All Toronto branch members are invited to the Breakfast Talk with Kris Panday for the unique chance to partake in a roundtable discussion. This event will discuss how Canada fits in with the work of the Asian Development bank and the opportunities and challenges that come with its involvement.
Radha Krishna “Kris” Panday was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank in April 2018. Over the course of his journey he has approved policies, loans, guarantees, investments, technical assistance, borrowings, and budgets. He currently serves as Chair, Compliance Review Committee and Member, Ethics Committee, and previously served on the Human Resources Committee.
A career member of the Canadian Foreign Service, prior to his appointment with the Bank, Kris was seconded to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as Director General of the Market Access Secretariat, with responsibility for the management of bilateral relations, market access issues, and market development activities. Immediately before that, he served as Minister (Commercial) at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. Other overseas assignments have included Dubai, as Canada’s first Consul General, Washington DC, as Minister Counsellor (Congressional Relations), Seoul, as Counsellor (Market Access), and Singapore, as Trade Commissioner. Headquarters assignments have included roles as Director, Softwood Lumber Division, and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of International Trade.
Mr. Panday holds a BA (Economics and Political Science) and an MA (Economics), both from the University of Toronto.