Biographical note: Jonathan Fried

Jonathan T. FriedJonathan T. Fried is Canada’s Ambassador to Japan.  He was formerly 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 G-7 Finance Deputy. 

Mr. Fried held various positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including Associate Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy; Chief Negotiator on China’s WTO accession; Director General for Trade Policy and chief counsel for NAFTA.  He obtained his BA and LLB from the University of Toronto, and LLM from Columbia.