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CAFTA - Executive Director


Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey has been Executive Director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance since July 2023.


Michael has extensive Canadian and international experience in the private and non-profit sectors, as well as in government. For seven years he was Director of Corporate Affairs for the Latin American operations of the former Goldcorp, one of the world’s leading gold mining companies.


Michael was also a Canadian diplomat for 15 years, with postings to the United Nations, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.


Michael was the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for the Americas and VP, Policy and International with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Michael is a member of the Quebec Bar and holds a Master’s in International Commercial Law and Practice from the University of Edinburg. 


Michael speaks fluent French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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