Diplomatic Appointment

December 6, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointment:

Rajani Alexander becomes Consul General in Chandigarh (Republic of India).

A biographical note on the appointee follows.

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Biographical Note

Rajani Alexander (BA Honours [History], University of Delhi, 1978; MA [History], University of Notre Dame, 1979; PhD [History and Government], University of Notre Dame, 1983), was a researcher, university instructor in Pacific, Asian and Gender Studies, and independent consultant on and program manager of cooperative education before joining the public service of Canada in 1994. At the headquarters of the Canadian International Development Agency, Ms. Alexander was senior adviser in the Gender Equality Division, senior analyst in the Caribbean Program and director of results and accountability in the Geographic Programs Branch. Abroad, Ms. Alexander served in Santiago and Dhaka. Most recently, she was director for Central America and counsellor (development) in Honduras. Ms. Alexander has two daughters, Rahel and Maya. She replaces Scot Slessor.