Allan Culham

Allan B. Culham

Ambassador and Embassadeur at Department of Foreign Affairs , Trade and Development

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Ambassador, Permanent Representative - Canada

Vice President, Pan-Geographic Programs - Canadian International Development Agency

Canadian Foreign Service


Bachelor of Economics degree - Economics , Queens' University

Bachelors degree - Economics , University of Western Ontario

Masters - Economics , University of Western Ontario


ADVISORY BOARD Member - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

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Allan Culham

Allan Culham
Allan Culham Allan Culham Former ambassador to the Organization of American States. Allan Culham has been an ambassador of Canada on three different occasions: Guatemala/El Salvador (1999-2002), Venezuela (2002-2005) and most recently to the Organization of American States (2010-2014). During his 33 years with the Canadian Government, in addition to positions with Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Culham has also worked at the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canadian International Development Agency. Allan Culham As the Maduro regime cancels the leadership referendum process, the Organization of American States cannot ignore its antidemocratic actions any longer, writes former ambassador Allan Culham. Venezuela Venezuela, after midnight By: Allan Culham Allan Culham As Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff seeks regional support to protest her impeachment, lessons from recent history appear to be lost on the leader, argues Allan Culham. Allan Culham

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Allan Culham
Allan Culham Inspector General, Foreign Affairs Canada/Inspecteur général, Affaires étrangres Canada Born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, Allan Culham joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1983. He has received a Bachelors degree in Economics (Queen's University, 1973) and a Masters degree in Economics (University of Western Ontario, 1974). He joined the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1981, after a number of years engaged in development work in Africa. Within CIDA, he held a number of programme planning positions as well as the position of Director of Corporate Information. At headquarters with the Department of Foreign Affairs, he has served as Director of the Energy and Nuclear Affairs Division (1992-96). During this period, he represented Canada in a variety of capacities and at a number of international meetings, including the Group of Seven Economic Summits and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has served abroad at the Canadian High Commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1983-83), the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia (1988-91), and the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico (1996-99), where he was the Minister Counsellor and Head of the Political Section. In August 1999, he was appointed Canada's Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala and to the Republic of El Salvador and served in this position until July 2002. In August 2002, he was appointed as Canada's Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In September 2005, he was appointed as Inspector General, Foreign Affairs Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario. Né B Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle Écosse, Canada, Allan Culham a joint le Service extérieur en 1983. Il a complété son baccalauréat en Économie B l'Université Queen's en 1973 et sa maîtrise en Économie B l'Université de Western Ontario en 1974.

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Mr. Allan Culham, The Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela

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