Canada names Benoît-Pierre Laramée new High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Benoît-Pierre Laramée will be the new Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka.

Published : 10 Dec 2014, 02:49 PM
Updated : 10 Dec 2014, 02:49 PM

Outgoing High Commissioner Heather Cruden on Wednesday in a statement announced that her replacement would arrive “shortly” after her departure on Jan 14.

Laramée recently served as the high commissioner to Cameroon with concurrent accreditation to the Central African Republic and Gabon.

He was the regional director for the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation in Guinea in 1996.

Two years later, Laramée was assigned to Bamako, where he served as regional director for West Africa until 2000.

From 2000 to 2004, he worked with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he held two directorial positions.

In 2004, Laramée returned to Ottawa to become manager of CIDA’s Results-Based Management Unit, a position he held until 2007, at which time he was appointed senior departmental assistant to the minister.

From 2008 to 2011, he was director of CIDA’s Inter-American Regional Program.

He has two sons, Christophe and Pierre-Guillaume, with his wife Christiane Giroux.

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