Rod Lever joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in 1999 and has since served in a number of roles related to EDC’s business in emerging markets and environmental industries.
After close to four years as Senior Political Risk Analyst for South America, he joined the International Business Development Group in October 2004 as Ottawa-based Regional Manager for Russia and the CIS, managing EDC’s business in the CIS region and opened EDC’s first representation in Moscow in January 2007. He led EDC’s business group as Chief Representative for Russia and the CIS from Moscow until August 2010, when he returned to Canada to join EDC’s Infrastructure and Environment group, with responsibility for leading EDC’s cleantech strategy and managing several of EDC’s strategic accounts in the infrastructure sector.
Mr. Lever has worked in a variety of institutions and agencies dedicated to international business and international trade. From 1997 to 1999, he held research positions at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in Ottawa and Ottawa’s Centre for Trade Policy and Law.
Mr. Lever was born in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of International Affairs (International Political Economy) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa.