Consul James Hill
Mr. Hill has been a Career Diplomat since 1989 and served abroad most recently as Chargé d’affaires at the Canadian Embassy, Kuwait (July 2014 - November 2014) and Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2014) preceded by assignments as High Commissioner of Canada in Maputo, Mozambique, Consul General of Canada, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Head of the Canadian Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission in Prishtina, Kosova (Yugoslavia), Consul and Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and as Second Secretary & Vice Consul at the Canadian Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
At the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Ottawa, Mr. Hill has held positions as Director for Middle East & Africa Commercial/Economic relations, Director for Europe & Central Asia Commercial/Relations, Deputy Director of the Latin America Division, Deputy Director of the Western Hemisphere Summits Office and as Senior Desk Officer in the Trade Commissioner Service Strategic Planning Division.
Mr. Hill was born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. He earned History and Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his graduate studies in International Studies at the University of Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.