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Name: Wilson, Michael
Current Position: Ambassador
Michael Wilson assumed his responsibilities as Canadian Ambassador to the United States on March 13, 2006.
Prior to his career in public life, Wilson’s was an investment banker and was the director of a number of companies including BP PLC and Manulife Financial.
In 1979, Wilson was elected to the House of Commons. In September 1984, he was appointed Minister of Finance and remained in that position until May 1991. He then became Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and Minister for International Trade. During his tenure as a member of the cabinet, Wilson represented Canada at the IMF, IBRD, OECD, GATT and the G-7 Ministers meetings.
After that, Wilson was responsible for RBC Financial Group’s institutional asset management business. He also served as a vice chairman of RBC Dominion Securities, responsible for senior client relationships and advice to both Canadian and international companies and governments.
Prior to taking up his current position in Washington, DC, Wilson was chairman of UBS Canada, an operating division of UBS AG, one of the world’s leading financial institutions. He oversaw all UBS operations in Canada, including the investment bank, pension fund management and wealth management businesses.
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