Rana Sarkar
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RANA Sarkar is Canada’s new Consul General in San Francisco.
He is also a member of the Minister’s new NAFTA Council.
According to Global Affairs Canada, Sarkar (Bachelor of Science (Honours), Political Studies, Queen’s University, 1993; Master of Science, London School of Economics, 1997) was national director for high-growth markets at KPMG. Throughout his career as an adviser and entrepreneur working globally, he built considerable expertise in providing strategy and transaction-focused services to firms, investors and start-ups, enabling cross-border trade, investment and innovation.
Sarkar was the founding advisory board committee co-chairman and senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs (in 2010, he was awarded the Arbor Award for his outstanding contributions to the foundation of the Munk School, and its vision and programs). Much of his work focuses on impacts and opportunities of technology change, innovation and economic development in Asia.
From 2009 to 2013, Sarkar was president and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council.
According to Canada 2020 website, “From 2001-2009 Rana was co-owner of Content Partners (UK / US) and London based global advisory firm Rawlings Atlantic Limited and an investor and advisor to a number of high growth companies, social ventures and affiliated with think tanks in Europe and the US. He started his career as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in London, Munich and New Delhi and was a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics and the CASS Business School.”
It adds: “He is a member of the advisory council of the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, The Literary Review of Canada and Toronto Rehab Foundation. In Toronto he served on the Mandate Review committee for the GTMA and co-chaired the Labour market working group for Civic Action. Rana attended London School of Economics, Queen’s University at Kingston, and the INSEAD Executive Program.”
Sarkar was the federal Liberal candidate from Ontario’s Scarborough-Rouge River riding in 2011. He lost to NDP’s Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Canada’s first Tamil MP.