SpecialityAssistant Deputy Minister, Asia-Pacific Branch, Global Affairs Canada
Paul Thoppil is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Asia-Pacific Branch of Global Affairs Canada.
Paul previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada as well as in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada where he held the position of Commercial Minister at the Canadian Embassy to Japan in Tokyo since 2009. While in Tokyo, Paul advanced free-trade negotiations with Japan on behalf of the Government of Canada.
Paul also previously served several successive Director General positions responsible for such functions as Innovation and Partnerships, Corporate Finance, Corporate Planning (International Trade), and Global Business Opportunities.