Speaker Profiles

Ambassador Paul Frazer

Ambassador Paul Frazer


PD Frazer Associates

Ambassador Paul Frazer brings to his clients 20 years well-grounded in Washington, DC and several years working abroad. He draws upon extensive experience in both the public and private sectors to counsel clients on the best strategic approach to securing their interests. No one in Washington can claim his international and domestic U.S. and Canadian policy bona fides.

Paul advises a broad and varied range of private and public sector North American clients on a wide selection of issue areas including among others energy & the environment, trade, natural resources/mining, health care, and financial services as they are affected by legislative and/or regulatory action in Washington, DC.

Prior to 2001, Paul served with the Canadian Foreign Service, taking assignments in Ottawa, New York, Warsaw, and in Prague as Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. From 1995 to 2001 he was a Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

During his time in Ottawa, he was Communications Director to the Prime Minister and Spokesperson to the Foreign Minister. He also previously served as Assistant, International Economic Affairs to the Minister of Finance and as Executive Director of Canada’s $200 million economic and political assistance program for Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.

A graduate of McGill and Carleton Universities, Paul is a Past Fellow of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. From 2010 until 2014, Paul served as U.S. Co-Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute advisory board, now serving as Immediate Past Chair. He is a Trustee of Pearson College of the Pacific in British Columbia.

With prior service on the Board of the Canadian-American Business Council, Paul serves as Special Advisor on Canada-U.S. Relations to the President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Alberta Venture named Paul to its “2011 List of Alberta’s Most Influential People.” In 2013, Paul was named to the inaugural "Power 50" listing of the most influential Canadian government and business leaders by Canadian Business.

Paul is a frequent speaker at international conferences, and is often a guest on national TV, radio, and in the print media providing views on bilateral political/economic, security, and trade questions.

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