Ms. Chantal Chastenay was appointed Minister-Counsellor (Political, Economic and Public affairs) at the Embassy of Canada in Mexico in August 2016.
Before her assignment to Mexico, Ms. Chastenay was Deputy Chief of Protocol and Director, Diplomatic Corps services at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (now Global Affairs Canada- GAC), where she was responsible to ensure Canada met its international obligations in rendering services to the members (8000) of the diplomatic community in Canada and to implement an outreach strategy.
Ms. Chastenay was also Counsellor, Political Affairs, at the Canadian Embassy in Paris from 2008-2013, where she managed a dense and complex bilateral relations.
Ms. Chastenay previously worked in Canadian missions abroad including in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco and in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, from where she also managed political relations with Iraq. In her assignments at headquarters, Ms. Chastenay held various positions including, Human Resources, Francophonie and the Middle East Bureau.
Ms. Chastenay graduated in Political Science and History from Mc Gill University and has a Master’s degree in International relations from Laval University. In addition to French and English, she speaks Spanish and Arabic. She is married and has 3 children.