Carnegie Mellon University

Canadian Deputy Consul General Khawar Nasim- "NAFTA Lunch and Learn"

Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, Baker Hall 255B

Khawar Nasim serves as Deputy Consul General of Canada in New York.  Prior to his New York assignment, Mr. Nasim was Canada’s Consul General in Minneapolis. 

Mr. Nasim is a career diplomat who joined the Canadian Department of External Affairs in 1993. During his time at Headquarters, Mr. Nasim served in the European Investment and Technology Division, the South Asian Trade Division and the Trade Operations policy unit. His overseas career has included postings in Rome from 1999 to 2002, where he served as Second Secretary (Commercial), Barcelona where he was Consul from 2004 to 2007 and Rome for a second time where he served as Minister-Counsellor (Commercial-Economic) from 2007 to 2010. 

In 2010, Mr. Nasim took a leave from government to work as Vice-President of External Affairs, for one of Canada’s largest gold companies, Yamana Gold of Toronto (2010 to 2013). In 2014, Khawar returned to the Diplomatic service and served as Counsellor (Commercial) in The Hague where he served from 2014 to 2016.  Mr. Nasim was named Canada’s Consul General in Minneapolis in July 2016 and Deputy Consul General in New York in November 2017.

Mr. Nasim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Carleton University) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (McGill University). He is married to Lise Beaulne Nasim; they have two children, Nico and Olivia.