Douglas George, Acting Consul General of Canada in Dallas, United States


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Douglas George is currently the Acting Consul General to the South Central United States, based in Dallas and covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Prior to arriving in Dallas he was Consul General of Canada in Detroit from 2014 to 2018 and was responsible for the States of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He is a career diplomat with 35 years of experience.

Recognized as a trade policy expert, Mr. George has worked in numerous economic posts at Global Affairs Canada, including the Commercial Policy Division, the GATT Division, and the US Trade and Economic Policy Division. He served as Senior Departmental Advisor to Canada’s Minister of International Trade as well as Director of the Softwood Lumber Division, the Intellectual Property Trade Policy Division, and the Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division.

Abroad, Mr. George served as Canada’s Ambassador to Kuwait. He also directed trade policy issues at the Canadian Mission to the European Union in Brussels as well as leading as a negotiator at the Canadian mission to the GATT/World Trade Organisation in Geneva. He also served in Kingston, Jamaica.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoology) from the University of Toronto and his Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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