Mr. Fried is the Personal Representative of Prime Minister Trudeau for the G20 and Coordinator for International Economic Relations, Global Affairs Canada. He leads government-wide strategic planning regarding Canada-Asia and other trade/economic issues. He was Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, 2012-2017, and was formerly Canada’s Ambassador to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the IMF; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance and Canada’s G7 and G20 Finance Deputy.
Mr. Fried held various positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including Associate Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy; Chief Negotiator on China’s WTO accession; Director General for Trade Policy and chief counsel for NAFTA.
Jonathan obtained his BA and LLB from the University of Toronto, and LLM from Columbia.