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Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to United Arab Emirates

Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to United Arab Emirates

Biography

Marcy Grossman was appointed Ambassador of Canada to the United Arab Emirates in October 2019 with a three-year mandate to 2022. Prior to her arrival in Abu Dhabi, she was Canada’s Consul General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates (2018-2019), and was notably responsible for the creation of Canada’s foreign direct investment agency, Invest in Canada.

With a public service career spanning 27 years, Marcy joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001 as a Senior Account Executive for Investment Partnerships Canada. Within this capacity, she developed a full spectrum of investment marketing campaigns including the publication of the bestselling book "Innovation Nation" (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) highlighting Canada’s prowess as a business pacesetter.

Marcy is a business development expert. Prior to assuming her roles in the United Arab Emirates, she served in the United States as Consul General in both Miami (2005-2009) and Denver (2012-2016) and as the Senior Trade Commissioner in both Dallas (2002-2005) and Los Angeles (2009-2012). During her tenure in the U.S. she was responsible for representing a wide range of Canada’s business, political, academic, consular, immigration and public safety interests. She also closed several large-scale foreign investment deals in cities across Canada.

Before joining Canada’s Foreign Service, Marcy held management positions in numerous Federal government departments, including Industry Canada (2001); Canada’s School of Public Service (1999-2001); and the Treasury Board (1998 to 1999). She launched her career in the criminal justice system, and between 1990 and 1998, served in various capacities within Correctional Services Canada.

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