Chris Shapardanov, Canada’s Ambassador to Finland

 Biography of Ambassador Shapardanov
 BA Honours (Political Science and Economic), University of Windsor, 1984
 MA (International Affairs), Carleton University, 1987
Mr. Shapardanov entered the Public Service with the Industry Department in 1986 as a Research Economist and joined the Department of External Affairs later that year. He served abroad in Washington, DC (twice), Moscow and Brussels with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters. In Ottawa, he held a number of positions including serving on the Russia Desk; Deputy Director of the Economic Summit Division; Director in the Global Partnership Program; Director of the Program Services Division in the International Security Branch; and, Director of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, he was a Senior Analyst in the Canada-U.S. Secretariat in the Privy Council Office.
He is married to Lianne Shapardanov and they have a daughter.