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Roundtable: The Asian Development Bank and Regional Cooperation and Integration

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

By invitation only.

BSIA faculty and students are invited to join Kris Panday, Canada’s Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank, for a roundtable discussion on international financial institutions and Asian regional cooperation and integration.


The ADB has made significant investments in the promotion of Asian regional cooperation and integration (RCI). The Bank’s new Strategy 2030 makes RCI a strategic operational priority, indicating an enhanced commitment to mitigate cross-border risks, strengthen financial sector cooperation, and strengthen existing sub-regional initiatives.

About the speaker

Radha Krishna Panday was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank in April 2018. In this capacity, he represents Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Previously, he was seconded to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as Director General of the Market Access Secretariat, with responsibility for the management of bilateral relations, market access issues, and market development activities. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Panday served as Minister (Commercial) at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. Previous overseas assignments have included Dubai, as Canada’s first Consul General, Washington DC, as Minister-Counsellor (Congressional Relations), Seoul, as Counsellor (Market Access), and Singapore, as Trade Commissioner. Headquarters assignments have included Director, Softwood Lumber Division, and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of International Trade. Mr. Panday is a career member of the Canadian Foreign Service.

Mr. Panday holds a BA (Economics and Political Science) and an MA (Economics), both from the University of Toronto.

For more information, or to attend, email Dr. Andrew Thompson at [email protected].


March 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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(226) 772-3001
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