Craig Kowalik, joined the then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada in 2007.
During his time in Ottawa, he was Senior Analyst and Deputy Director of the Division of Democratic Governance and Chief Policy Officer and Deputy Director of the Sherpa policies of the G8 and G20. From 2011 to 2013 he was Senior Policy Advisor in the Secretariat of Foreign Policy and Defense in the Office of the “Privy Council” responsible for Europe, G8 and G20.
His positions outside of Canada include temporary assignments in Cambodia and Afghanistan and a secondment to Clarence House in London, United Kingdom, as deputy private secretary of His Royal Highness Prince of Wales from 2013 to 2015. From August 2016 to December 2017, He was at the Embassy of Canada in Venezuela, dividing his time as Head of the Political Program and Chargé d’Affaires.
Before arriving in Bogotá, Craig led an innovation project at Headquarters, promoted by Deputy Development Minister David Morrison, whose purpose was to analyze how Canada’s network of missions abroad should be prepared for the future. Prior to joining the government, Craig was the manager of the Parliamentary Center, an international non-profit organization based in Canada that works to strengthen the capacities of parliaments around the world.