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Maureen Coulas

Chair- Canada

Maureen Coulas is the Deputy Director of the International Affairs and Trade Division of the Lands and Minerals Sector at Natural Resources Canada. She manages a team responsible for natural resource governance and engagement, promoting responsible business practices and bilateral relations on mining sector issues with countries in Africa and the Americas.

Prior to joining the public sector in 1999, Maureen worked for several years as a marketing manager for Noranda Inc. (now part of Glencore), a global natural resources company, where she managed the raw materials requirements of the company’s five Canadian- and South American-based copper metallurgical facilities. Maureen has a business degree from Concordia University in Montreal.

Executive Committee

The Chair, five Vice-Chairs and the Director of the Secretariat (as an ex officio member), constitute the Executive Committee, which is the executive body of the IGF. The Chair and Vice-Chairs sit as representatives of their Member States.