Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

May 13, 2008 11:43 ET

Minister Emerson Announces Appointment to Board of Directors of Export Development Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - The Honourable David Emerson, Minister of International Trade, today announced the appointment of Ajit Someshwar to the Board of Directors of Export Development Canada (EDC).

"Mr. Someshwar brings important experience in a number of fields to the Board of Directors and will make a key contribution to EDC's future," said Minister Emerson. "Mr. Someshwar also has extensive knowledge in risk management and information technology and is a successful global entrepreneur, which will add significantly to the continued accomplishments of EDC."

Mr. Someshwar, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSI Consulting, is an accomplished executive with broad experience in information technology and risk management. Mr. Someshwar is very active in promoting India-Canada trade relations and has served as president of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce in the past. He is currently the convenor of the Canada India Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes relations between the two countries.

EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by 7,000 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis. It has been named one of Canada's top 100 employers by Maclean's magazine for seven consecutive years.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister
    for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    613-992-7332
    or
    Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
    Trade Media Relations Office
    613-996-2000
    www.international.gc.ca/index.aspx