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Peter Sutherland

Senior Business Advisor


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Peter Sutherland is Senior Business Advisor, Asia to the firm.


Peter Sutherland advises Canadian companies interested in doing business in India, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

Mr. Sutherland joined Aird & Berlis LLP after a distinguished diplomatic career which included service as Canada's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Philippines and High Commissioner to India. His other foreign assignments included postings in the United States, Hungary, Ivory Coast and as an attorney in the Inter-American Development Bank. In Canada, Mr. Sutherland held senior executive positions responsible for international business development and international trade in the departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Industry and Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Mr. Sutherland is currently Vice Chair and past President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council.

MembershipsAsia Advisory Council of Alberta
Royal College of Canada International, Director
Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence, Director
International Advisory Council, Schulich School of Business

EducationB.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
J.D., University of Toronto
M.Sc. Admin., George Washington University
International Fellow, Harvard University