Peter Boehm

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Peter Michael Boehm
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Boehm in 2020
Senator for Ontario
Assumed office
October 3, 2018
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister (Sherpa)
In office
June 2017 – September 2018
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Deputy Minister of International Development
In office
2016–2017
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Ambassador of Canada to Germany
In office
2008–2012
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byPaul Dubois
Succeeded byMarie Gervais-Vidricaire
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States
In office
1997–2001
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byBrian Dickson
Succeeded byPaul D. Durand
Personal details
Born (1954-04-26) April 26, 1954 (age 66)
Kitchener, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
EducationUniversity of Edinburgh, Carleton University, Wilfrid Laurier University
ProfessionDiplomat

Peter Michael Boehm (born April 26, 1954) is a Canadian Senator, former diplomat and deputy minister. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in October 2018. Boehm was ambassador of Canada to Germany from 2008 to 2012. He was Associate and then Senior Associate Deputy Minister at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada from 2012 to 2016. He became Deputy Minister of International Development in March 2016, and was appointed Deputy Minister for the upcoming G7 Summit effective July 31, 2017.[1] He also continued as the Canadian "Sherpa" or Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G7 Summits, as well as the Nuclear Security Summit.[2]

On October 3, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Boehm to the Canadian Senate[3] after he was recommended by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.[4]

Education

Boehm holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Edinburgh, a Master's degree in International Relations from Carleton University and an Honours B.A. in English and History from Wilfrid Laurier University.[2]

Career

A career diplomat, Boehm has served as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America, and Consular Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he was also the Department's first chief political/economic officer. From 1997 to 2001 he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). From 2001 to 2004 he was Minister (Political and Public Affairs) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.

He has held a variety of positions at the Department and has also been assigned to the Canadian Embassies in Havana and San José. In 1993 he received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his contribution to the establishment of peace in Central America. In the Americas, he served as National Summit Coordinator for the Santiago and Québec City Summits, Special Envoy for the OAS Democratization Mission in Peru and Personal Representative (Sherpa) of the Prime Minister for the Mar del Plata Summit in 2005.

From 2005 to 2008 he was the Senior Official responsible for the North American Leaders' Summits. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, the most prestigious award in the Public Service of Canada.[5] From 2008 to 2012 he was Canadian ambassador in Berlin. In November 2012 he was appointed Associate Deputy Minister (and later, Senior Associate Deputy Minister) of Foreign Affairs.[6]

He was the Deputy Minister of International Development from March 2016, and in June 2017 he was appointed as the Deputy Minister for the G7 Summit.[1]

Boehm retired in September 2018 and was appointed to the Senate in early October. He represents Ontario in the upper chamber.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service". pm.gc.ca. Office of the Prime Minister. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Meet Peter Boehm, Laurier's 'champion' with the federal government". Wilfrid Laurier University. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Prime Minister announces the appointment of three senators". pm.gc.ca (Press release). PMO. October 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Trudeau names journalist, Indigenous activist and diplomat to the Senate". CBC News. CBC. October 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Great Grads Profile - Peter M. Boehm". Carleton University. Archived from the original on March 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Peter Boehm". pm.gc.ca. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  7. ^ "Kitchener-born Peter Boehm named to Senate". Waterloo Region Record. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.