Executive Director

Guillermo E. Rishchynski serves as Executive Director for Canada at the Inter-American Development Bank. Previously Mr. Rishchynski was Regional Marketing Manager, Latin America, for Interimco International before joining Canada’s Department of External Affairs and International Trade in 1983 as an Assistant Trade Commissioner. He has served in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Amman, Melbourne, Jakarta, Chicago and, from 1999 to 2002, as Ambassador to Colombia.

In Ottawa, he has served the department as Deputy Director, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Division, and Director, Team Canada Task Force and Inspector General. He joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2003, serving as Vice-President of the Americas Branch until his appointment as Ambassador to Brazil in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed Ambassador to Mexico and in 2011 he was appointed as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations.

Mr. Rishchynski received a B.A. from McGill University.

Inter-American Development Bank

1300 New York Avenue, N.W

Washington, D.C 20577, USA

Tel: +1 202.623.1022


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