Appointments to the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC – December 17, 2014 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Marie-Lucie Morin, Evaleen Jaager Roy, and Indira Samarasekera.

“I am delighted to welcome Marie-Lucie, Evaleen, and Indira to the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada,” said John H. McArthur, Chairman, APF Canada. “Each of them brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience that will be incredible assets to our team.”

Marie-Lucie Morin served as Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the World Bank from 2010 to December 2013. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mrs. Morin pursued a 30 year career in the Federal Public Service, including as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, Deputy Minister for International Trade and Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Iceland. Mrs. Morin, a lawyer, is a graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke.

Evaleen Jaager Roy is the principal of Jaager Roy Advisory Inc. She previously held three senior vice-presidential roles at Electronic Arts. Ms. Jaager Roy is currently the chair of the Board of Governors at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Studies at Simon Fraser University. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honors BBA (Outstanding Alumni) from Simon Fraser University.

Indira Samarsekera is the 12th president and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta. Dr. Samarsekera holds a B.Sc from the University of Ceylon, a M.Sc. from the University of California, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Magna International, and The National Institute of Nanotechonology. Dr. Samarasekera is member of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering, and has received honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, Université de Montréal, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario, and Queens University in Belfast, Ireland.  

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About the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has been a leader in research and analysis on Canada’s relations with Asia for thirty years. Our mission is to develop ideas for action by Canadian businesses, governments, and individuals to help them seize the vast opportunities unfolding in Asia. We do this by offering clear, specific, and actionable policy advice and leadership based on sound research and analysis. APF Canada’s current thematic priorities include trade and investment, energy and the environment, and international education. Engaged in research and convening, APF Canada has developed strong ties with policy-makers, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Visit APF Canada at  

For more information please contact:

Poppy Aga
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Office: 604-630-1541

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