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Lawrence Lederman

Senior Fellow

Degrees:BA, MBA- University of Toronto

After four years working in Marketing for two American multinationals in Colombia (Corn Products Corporation) and Venezuela (Quaker Oats), Mr. Lederman returned to Canada to complete his University studies.

In 1968 Mr Lederman joined the Canadian Career Foreign Service where he served in Europe (Brussels, Bern, Munich), South America (Caracas, Santiago de Chile) and the United States (Cleveland, Ohio).

In Ottawa he was Deputy Director( Personnel) in the Trade Commissioner Service, Director, (Trade Fairs, Immigration, Public Affairs) Africa and the Middle East, Senior Advisor, International Appointments and Director, Western Europe Trade, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

In October-December, 1992 Mr. Lederman served as Canada’s representative on the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe’s (OSCE) Monitor Mission in Skopje, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia .

His last three assignments were Consul General in Cleveland, Ohio during the Free Trade And Acid Rain agreement negotiations (1987/92),Then Chief of Protocol (1993/1997) and finally as Ambassador of Canada to Chile (1997/2000) .

Since retiring from The Foreign Service in 2001, he has been working in the private sector as a consultant and been affiliated with NPSIA for the past 12 years .


Canadian Peacekeeping Medal Bestowed, on Lawrence David Lederman at the Ottawa Peacekeeping Monument ,by the Minister Of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham, October, 2002.

Order of Bernardo O’Higgins ,Gran Cruz, presented to Lawrence David Lederman by the Ambassador of Chile in Canada, Roberto Ibarra ,on behalf of the President of Chile, Sébastian Piñera, January, 2014.

Languages : English , French and Spanish


Manual for the Formation of a Trade Commissioner Service  for the Centro Interamericano de Promotion de Exportaciones (CIPE) Bogota Colombia , June 1974

An abbreviated edition was published in the International Trade Forum quarterly April-June 1976  by the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/GATT, Geneva, in English, French and Spanish).