Roman Waschuk

Retired Canadian diplomat, Business Ombudsman in Ukraine

Speaker's bio

Roman Waschuk – retired Canadian diplomat, Business Ombudsman in Ukraine since January 1, 2022 He was born in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), where he graduated from the University of Toronto Schools and completed St. Nicholas Courses on Ukrainian Studies. He studied at the University of Toronto earning a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Central and Eastern European History.

Roman Waschuk joined the Foreign Service in 1987. In Ottawa, he worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in the Eastern Europe, European Union, and Policy Planning Divisions, as well as on the Global Partnership, and the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force. In the latter position, he managed an annual budget of CAD 125 mn. Abroad, he worked in the Political/Economic sections of Embassies in Moscow (1988-91), Kyiv (1994-98), and Berlin (2002-2007). Appointed Ambassador of Canada to Serbia in 2011, with concurrent accreditation to Northern Macedonia and Montenegro. Transferred to Kyiv in October 2014, where he served as Ambassador of Canada until October 2019. Co-organized the Conference on Reforms in Ukraine (Toronto, 2019). Fluent or conversant in English, French, Ukrainian, German, Russian, Polish and Serbian.

Roman Waschuk was awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal and the Presidential Order of Merit – Third Class (Ukraine).