Brandon A. Lee, Consul General of Canada, “Technology and the State of the World: A View From Canada”
Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Seattle in 2017, with accreditation for Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. He joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) in 2004. With a background leading management and innovation, Mr. Lee has held several executive and management positions within the department.
From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Lee oversaw reform activities to strengthen Canada’s international presence and became the Department’s first Director of Innovation. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Lee held senior positions at the World Trade Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross (both in Geneva), spearheading major organizational and international reform initiatives. From 2015‑2017, Mr. Lee was Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, with accreditation for Northern California and Hawaii.
Previously, Mr. Lee worked in the private sector as a pioneer in online banking in North America and with large-scale telecommunications and IT management consulting firms.