Aid market support network

In addition to the Trade Commissioner Service's network of offices abroad and in Canada, Canadian firms and individuals have access to a number of support services to assist them specifically in accessing business opportunities in development markets.

  • Offices of Liaison with the International Financial Institutions 
    The primary contact for Canadian firms pursuing IFI related business opportunities. OLIFI assists and supports Canadian firms in interacting with the IFIs by offering procurement and competitive information, briefing sessions, qualified contacts, visit information, and assistance with resolving any problems.
  • Canadian trade offices in UN agency host cities
    Provide advice on the role, procurement procedures, qualified contacts, and business opportunities offered by UN agencies located in their region.
  • The Global PSLO Network
    A network of local contact persons who facilitate SME access to IFI products and services, as well as interactions between the IFIs and the private sector. Canada is member of this network.
  • Offices of the Canadian executive directors
    Represent the interests of Canada at the individual multilateral development banks. The Office can provide strategic information on IFI policies, priorities and activities, as well as Canadian policy towards the IFIs.

Offices of Liaison with International Financial Institutions (OLIFI)

OLIFI Washington - World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank

Ms. Carolyn Cudmore
Trade Commissioner
Tel: (202) 448-6416

Ms. Julie Mann
Trade Commissioner Assistant
Tel: (202) 682-7788

OLIFI Abidjan - African Development Bank

Mr. Hartman Kouassi
Trade Commissioner
Tel: (225) 20 30 07 56

OLIFI Manila - Asian Development Bank

Mrs. Meng Lulu LeBlanc
Trade Commissioner
Tel: (011-63-2) 857-9099

Ms. Lina Pulian
Trade Program Assistant
Tel: (011-63-2) 857-9131

OLIFI Bridgetown - Caribbean Development Bank

Ms. Tammy Brathwaite
Trade Commissioner (Liaison with the CDB)
Tel: (246) 629-3553

OLIFI Beijing - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Ms. Lilian Zhou
Trade Commissioner (Liaison with the AIIB)
Tel: (86-10) 5139-4115

Canadian trade offices in UN agency host cities

New York, U.S.A

Contact OLIFI Washington
Tel: (202) 682-7788

Copenhagen, Denmark

Ms. Lisa Yvonne Christensen
Trade Commissioner (CETA)
Tel: (011-45) 3348 3256

Geneva, Switzerland

Ms. Julie Émond
First Secretary (Trade and Development)
Tel: (011-41-22) 919-9293

Rome, Italy

Contact the ROME Trade Section
Tel: (011-39-06) 85444 3363

Offices of the Canadian Executive Directors

World Bank (WB)

Ms. Christine Hogan
Executive Director
Tel: (202) 458-0077

Ms. Laura Dorling van der Oord
Tel: (202) 473-1831

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Mr. Guillermo E. Rishchynski
Executive Director
Tel: (202) 623-1019

Mr. Brett Maitland
Senior Counsellor
Tel: (202) 623-1023

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mr. David Stevenson
Executive Director
Tel: (225) 2026-2021

Ms. Khalida Soltani
Tel: (225) 2026-2821

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mr. Kris Panday
Executive Director
Tel: (011-63-2) 632-6023

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Mr. Paul Samson
Executive Director

Ms. Anchela Nadarajah
Tel: (613) 369-3639

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

Mr. Benoît-Pierre Laramée
Executive Director
Tel: (246) 629-3551

Mr. Matthew Straub
Alternate Executive Director
Tel: (246) 629-3586

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Mr. Douglas Nevison
Executive Director
Tel: (011-44-20) 7338 6509

Ms. Nathalie Dubé
Tel: (011-44-20) 7338-6458

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