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Weldon Epp

Assistant Deputy Minister (Indo-Pacific), Government of Canada

Weldon Epp was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (then-Asia Branch) on January 16, 2023. Prior to his appointment, from 2019 to 2023, Weldon was the Director General of the Northeast Asia Bureau at Global Affairs Canada. After joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996 as a Foreign Service officer, he served in the China and Mongolia Division, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division, and Assignments Division. 

Abroad, Weldon served in Beijing as second secretary and vice-consul, in Taipei as director of general relations, and in Jakarta as political counsellor for relations with Indonesia, Timor leste and ASEAN Secretariat. He was the director of the Policy Research Division at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and most recently served as Consul General in Guangzhou and Shanghai.