Senior Associate Deputy Minister of International Development

Greta Bossenmaier

Senior Associate Deputy Minister of International Development

On June 26, 2013, Ms. Greta Bossenmaier became the Senior Associate Deputy Minister of International Development, as part of the new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Bossenmaier had been Senior Executive Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency since January 2012. From June 2009 to January 2012, she was Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force in the Privy Council Office (PCO).

Ms. Bossenmaier has held a variety of senior positions in the federal government including: Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Vice-President of Innovation, Science and Technology, and the Executive Vice-President at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Ms. Bossenmaier began her career in the Canadian public service as a Defence Scientist with the Department of National Defence. She then accepted an international assignment with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also worked in a number of other departments in the federal public service, including the Public Service Commission, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Ms. Bossenmaier holds a Master of Science degree in Operational Research from Stanford University in California and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.

Ms. Bossenmaier is married and has two children.