Julius Egbeyemi, Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Canada to South Sudan
Julius Egbeyemi holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics degree from Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria and a Master of Development Economics degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
After completing his university studies in Nigeria, he began his professional career in the private sector, working for the Shell Development Petroleum Company as an Agricultural Extension Officer in its Community Development Department in 1998. In 1999, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to pursue his graduate program in Development Economics. Upon completion of his studies, he joined the Federal Public Service of Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, where he worked on several files including policy development on food safety, and assurance systems, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures to support Canada's agri-food trade and export development.
In 2009, he joined Canada's Fisheries and Oceans Department. From 2009 to 2015, he worked as a Senior Trade Policy Analyst where he was Canada’s trade expert on fisheries negotiations responsible for Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and Canada-India Economic Trade Agreement.
In 2015, he joined the amalgamated Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development as a Senior Policy Analyst. In this position, he led on several policy developments related to sustainable economic growth, women’s empowerment, financing for development and private sector development. Between 2015 to 2021, he worked in different capacities at Headquarters in Ottawa as Senior Policy Analyst and Trade Commissioner working on Canada’s trade and development priorities.
In March 2021, he was posted to Juba, South Sudan covering Canada’s largest investment portfolio on the health sector. In August 2021, he became Canada’s Head of Cooperation and was nominated as the donor co-chair of the Heads of Cooperation. He speaks English, French, Yoruba (his native Nigerian mother tongue).
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