Consul General Douglas George

Biography - Consul General Douglas George

Douglas George joined the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1982 as a Desk Officer for the Commercial Policy Division. His assignments in Ottawa included work in the Department’s Consular Operations Bureau, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Affairs Division, US Trade and Economic Policy, and work as a Senior Departmental Assistant in the Office of the Minister of International Trade. In 1997 he became Director of the Softwood Lumber Division, then Director of the Intellectual Property, Information and Communications Technology Trade Policy Division.  He also has served as Director of the Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division.

Abroad, Mr. George served in Kingston, Jamaica as Second Secretary and at Canada’s Mission to the GATT (Geneva) as First Secretary in Geneva. From 2000 to 2004 he was Counsellor at the Canadian Mission to the European Union. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Canada’s Ambassador to Kuwait

Mr. George took up his current assignment as Consul General of Canada in Detroit, representing Canada in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,and Kentucky, on May 2, 2014.  He succeeds Dr. Roy Norton.

Originally from Sarnia, ON, Mr. George holds a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) from the University of Toronto and a Master’s of Business Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.