From August 2012 until August 2016, Mr. Denis Robert was Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He is presently the Director of the Policy Research, Strategic Engagement and Foresight at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Previously, as a Canadian diplomat, Mr. Robert served at the embassies of Canada in Mexico City (1989-1993), Paris (1996-2001), at the Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels (2004-2007), and in Port-au-Prince, Haïti (2007-2008).

In Ottawa, he served as director of the Haiti Task Force from 2008 until August 2012, actively participating in the management of the Haitian crisis after the tragic earthquake of January 2010. He was also deputy director of the Western Europe Division from 1993 until 1996. Before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1989, he worked for two years as a research associate at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Denis Robert holds degrees from the Université de Montréal (MSc in political science) and from Laval University, Québec City, (BA in political science). He graduated from the École nationale d’administration (ÉNA) in Paris, France (Promotion Valmy).