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Guillermo Rishchynski

Board director

Mr. Guillermo E. Rishchynski was appointed to FinDev Canada’s Board of Directors in April 2021.

Mr. Rishchynski retired from the IADB and from the Government of Canada on September 1, 2019. He was appointed Executive Director for Canada at the Inter-American Development Bank on January 1, 2016. He was Regional Marketing Manager, Latin America, for lnterimco International before joining the Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1983 as an Assistant Trade Commissioner. He has served abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Amman, Melbourne, Jakarta, Chicago and, from 1999 to 2002, as Ambassador to Colombia, in Bogota.

In Ottawa, he has served the department as Deputy Director, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Division, and Director, Team Canada Task Force and Inspector General. He joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2003, serving as Vice-President of the Americas Branch until his appointment as Ambassador to Brazil in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed Ambassador to Mexico and in 2011 he was appointed Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations.