CMX Quarterly Bulletin

Shawn Barber

High Commissioner of Canada to Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland

His Excellency Shawn Barber has been High Commissioner of Canada to Mozambique, Malawi and Swaziland since 2013. Over a 26-year diplomatic career, Mr. Barber has held assignments in a number of divisions, including Resource and Commodity Trade Policy, Environment, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, European Union, and Middle East Relations.

Mr. Barber was also Deputy Director for U.S. relations; Director of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force; Director of parliamentary affairs; and Director of the Global Partnership Program against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Barber has served abroad in Harare; Tel Aviv; Pristina, Kosovo, where he was head of the Canadian Office from 1999 to 2003; and Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was acting political director of the Provincial Reconstruction Team.

He has a BA in Economics from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

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