John Bell

John Bell
Former Canadian diplomat served in Stockholm, Accra, Paris, Sydney, Sao Paulo, New York. He was
Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Mali and Bukina Faso, to Brazil, High Commissioner to Malaysia, and
Canada’s Chief Negotiator for Rio Earth Summit.
After retirement from Canadian Government in 1998 he has had several positions including Chief
Federal Negotiator for BC First Nations treaty negotiations, Int. Business consultant (assignments for
Bombardier, Alcan, etc.), and as an independent Director for Taiga Building Products, Goldcorp, Tahoe
Resources and various other firms as well as Not For Profit Boards.
He has a degree in Business Administration from and an Honorary Doctorate both from UBC.
Besides English he speaks French, Swedish and Portuguese.