Danny has served as CEO of Ibec since 2009. He also serves as President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, as Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Engineers, as a member of the Export Trade Council and the OECD-BIAC working group on Corporate Taxation. He has an extensive academic career that included positions at DCU, University College London, University of Oxford and TCD.Show more
The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017. Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship. Minister Ng immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family, and grew up learning about the struggle and eventual success that many new immigrants experience in Canada. Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Education led to her being recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders. She later served as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Show more
Dr. Melita Gabric is a Slovenian career diplomat who served as Ambassador of Slovenia to Canada, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Slovenia to Cuba since 2018. Ambassador Gabrič holds a Ph.D in international relations and has extensive experience in both bilateral and multilateral international relations. Before coming to Canada, she was Director of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid in Slovenia. Prior to that, she served as Senior Advisor on Human Rights to two Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Ambassador Gabrič was Diplomatic Advisor to both the President and Prime Minister of Slovenia and occupied the post of the Slovenian Consul General in New York. Ambassador Gabrič has also served as Chairperson of the Women Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Ottawa since 2020.Show more
Alexander Hagelüken, born 1968, economist, is senior economics correspondent für the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. Before he headed the finance section and the feature section and reported as correspondent from Brussels and Berlin. He is the author of „The End of Money“ (2020) about cash, the Euro and cryptocurrencies, „Let’s work longer“ (2019) about demographics and pension schemes and „The divided Country“ (2017) about inequality.
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Dr. Eamonn McKee became Ambassador of Ireland to Canada in October 2020. Dr. McKee’s career in foreign affairs began when he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1986. Since that time he served in the Anglo-Irish Division on three occassions including for six years at the Embassy Washington from 1990 to 1996. His work included immigration reform, security and justice reform, and he was a member of the Irish Government’s team that negotiated the Good Friday Agreement and was later involved in its implementation on the policing and justice agenda. From 2004 he served in Irish Aid (in emergency humanitarian), as UN Director and founding Director of the Conflict Resolution Unit, then as Ambassador to Seoul (2009-13) and Israel (2013-2015), as Director General, Trade and Promotion Division in August 2015. and he spent two years as press officer at the Consulate General, New York. Dr. McKee graduated from UCD with a degree in history (modern Irish) and economics in 1982, followed by a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland in 1987 for a thesis on Irish economic policy,1939 to1952.
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