Indo-Canadian appointed as Canada’s consul general in San Francisco

Vastavam web: Rana Sarkar, an Indo-Canadian entrepreneur, has been appointed as Canada’s consul general in San Francisco as well as a member of the Canadian official team tasked with renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with the US and Mexico. Sarkar was till recently national director for high growth markets at the Toronto-based multi-national KPMG. Sarkar is part of a 13-member group tasked with helping the Canada navigate the renegotiation of NAFTA, the Canadian government said in a statement.The statement said the government hopes Sarkar will be able to seize on opportunities to attract investment from the US to Canada.

The Canadian government is beefing up its team in the US as it prepares a full court press to defend Canada’s interests in the looming renegotiation of the NAFTA, CTV News reported.According to Global Affairs Canada, the advisory council will bring “expertise and strategic advice” to the Canadian side of the discussion. Appointment of Sarkar in this high profile position is amongst a series of appointments of Indo-Canadians made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.