Senior Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to Senegal
Alexandre Côté joined the Embassy of Canada to Senegal in September 2017 as Counsellor and Senior Regional Trade Commissioner where he leads commercial relations with Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Gambia and Niger as well as with the African Development Bank. From 2014-2017, he was Senior Regional Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada to Mozambique overseeing commercial relations with Mozambique, Angola, the DRC, and Malawi, Swaziland and Congo-Brazzaville. Since joining Global Affairs Canada in 2008, he has served as Deputy Director, South America Relations (Colombia, Chile, Peru and the Pacific Alliance), and as Deputy Director (Americas and Europe), Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force. Prior to this, Côté served with the United Nations in Burkina Faso, Italy, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, and with NGOs in Haiti and Canada. He graduated from Glendon College, York University, Toronto with a BA in international relations and from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, with an MA (Economics) development administration and management.