Ms. Kendal Hembroff is Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner to the Consultate General of Canada in Hong Kong, a role to which she was appointed in August 2011. She has led a number of Canada’s bilateral and regional trade negotiations, including those toward Canada’s Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Singapore, Panama and Costa Rica, as well as negotiations at the World Trade Organization.

Ms. Hembroff completed her Bachelor of Arts studies at the University of Manitoba, and holds a Master of Arts degree at Carleton University in International Affairs and a specialization in International Political Economics. Prior to her current role, she has held a number of positions within the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, most recently as the Director of the Services Trade Policy Division, where she was Canada’s Lead Negotiator for the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services.