Radha Krishna Panday Bio

Radha Krishna Panday

Ambassador of Canada to the United Arab Emirates

Radha Krishna Panday (BA (Economics and Political Science), University of Toronto 1984, MA (Economics), University of Toronto 1987) joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1986. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Executive Director on the Board of the Asian Development Bank. Immediately before that, he was seconded to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as Director General, Market Access Secretariat, with responsibility for the management of bilateral relations, market access issues, and market development activities. He has also served as Minister (Commercial) at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. Other overseas assignments have included Dubai, as Canada’s first Consul General, Washington DC, as Minister Counsellor (Congressional Relations), Seoul, as Counsellor (Market Access), and Singapore, as Trade Commissioner. Headquarters assignments with Global Affairs Canada have included roles as Director, Softwood Lumber Division, and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of International Trade. Mr. Panday is married to Sonja Panday.