Jonathan T. Fried

Mr. Fried retired in August, 2020 following a distinguished diplomatic career for Canada that spanned law, economics, and trade, including as G20 Sherpa; Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO; Ambassador to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the IMF; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance and Canada’s G7 and G20 Finance Deputy. He was formerly Canada’s Chief Negotiator on China’s WTO accession; chief counsel for NAFTA; and Counsellor for Congressional Affairs at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

He is currently a Senior Adviser with the Albright Stonebridge Group, and a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, both in Washington, DC and an adviser with Llewellyn Consulting, an independent economics firm in London, UK.