Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peter M. Boehm
A career foreign service officer, Peter M. Boehm was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in November 2012. He had most recently served as Ambassador to Germany. Among other assignments, he has served as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America and consular affairs at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, where he was also the department’s first chief political/economic officer. Abroad, he was Minister (political and public affairs) at the Canadian embassy in Washington (2001-04) and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (1997-2001). He has held a variety of positions in the department and was also assigned to the Canadian embassies in Havana and San José. In 1993 he received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his contribution to advancing peace in Central America. In the Americas, he served as national summit coordinator for the Santiago and Québec summits, special envoy for the OAS Democratization Mission in Peru and personal representative (sherpa) of the Prime Minister for the Mar del Plata Summit in 2005. From 2005 to 2008 he was the senior official responsible for the North American leaders’ summits. He is a recipient of the Public Service of Canada Outstanding Achievement Award.
In his current capacity, Peter M. Boehm also serves as personal representative (sherpa) of the Prime Minister for the G-7 leaders’ Summits, as well as the Nuclear Security Summit.
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Peter M. Boehm holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and an Honours BA in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.
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