Ambassador Michael Grant Speach

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Michael Grant (BA [Administration], Concordia University, 1992) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1994.

In Ottawa, Mr. Grant has held positions in the Central and Eastern Europe, G-7 and Middle East divisions and as Middle East analyst with the Privy Council Office.

More recently, he was director of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Middle East Division and director general of International Security Policy with the Department of National Defence. Mr. Grant has served abroad in Serbia, Turkey, Argentina and Mexico.

In 2012, he became ambassador to Libya. Mr. Grant is married to Heidi Kutz, and they have two children, Samuel and Benjamin. Mr. Grant succeeds Gilles Rivard.