An esteemed journalist and author, Chrystia Freeland was born in Peace River, Alberta, began her career as a Ukraine-based stringer, and went on to hold senior positions at the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times, and Thomson Reuters. She was first elected as a Member of Parliament in November 2013, was appointed International Trade Minister in November 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs in January 2017 and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Intergovernment Affairs in November 2019. She has written two books: Sale of the Century (2000) and Plutocrats (2012). In 2018 she was recognised as Foreign Policy’s Diplomat of the Year and was awarded the Eric M. Warburg Award by Atlantik-Brücke. Ms. Freeland speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, French, and English. Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum.