Canadian Delegation to Accompany Governor General on Visit to Lithuania and Estonia

November 18, 2019  

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Lithuania from November 24 to 26, 2019, and Estonia from November 26 to 28, 2019.

Canadian leaders from the fields of science, research, innovation, start-ups, cyber and international security, trade, sports and arts will enhance relations with their Lithuanian and Estonian counterparts.

Official Delegation

Kevin Rex
Ambassador of Canada to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania

Mona Nemer
Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Francis Bilodeau
Acting Chief Information Officer of Canada

Stewart Wheeler
Chief of Protocol of Canada

Robert Fry
Director General, European Affairs, Global Affairs Canada

Accompanying Delegation

Harry Jaako 
President, Discovery Capital

Kerson Leong

Sheldon Levy
President, Innovation Outcomes

Derek Manky
Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet

Beckie Scott
Olympian and Chair, World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee
Founder and CEO, Spirit North

Sarah Shoker
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo and Founder, Glassbox Inc.

The biographies of the accompanying delegation will be available online at at a later date.

Members of the public can follow the Governor General’s visit to Lithuania and Estonia on our social media platforms by using #GGInternational and by visiting


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