Emmanuel KamarianakisDirector General


    Investment, Innovation and Education at Global Affairs Canada


    Emmanuel Kamarianakis is Director General, Investment, Innovation and Education at Global Affairs Canada. He is part of the Trade Commissioner Service and leads the government’s international network promoting Canada as a premier business destination for foreign investors, an ideal place to study for international students, as well as a world-class partner of choice for science, technology and innovation.

    Prior to this role, Emmanuel was Canada’s Consul General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates and has served over his career in Canada’s diplomatic missions in Italy, Mexico, Greece and Iran. While in Canada, Emmanuel held various positions including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister for International Trade as well as in the Privy Council Office, a central government agency which directly serves the Prime Minister of Canada. He has developed significant expertise over his career in the areas of foreign policy, trade promotion, bilateral science & technology collaboration, economic diplomacy and the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Canada.

    Prior to joining the Canadian Government, Emmanuel completed a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and worked in Canada’s energy and financial services sectors. He is married with two children.