Ferry de Kerckhove (1947). 2d Lieutenant (ret.), Armed Corps. B.Soc. Sc. Honours, Economics, M.A. Political Science, University of Ottawa, Ph.D. Studies, Laval University,Québec. Joined the Canadian Foreign Service in September 1973. Tehran 1974-76. 1981- 85, Economic Counsellor at the Canadian Delegation to NATO. 1992-95, DCM, Moscow.1995 – Chief Air Negotiator. 96-98, Deputy Head, Policy Branch &  DG Federal-Provincial Relations. 1998-2001 High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. 2001-2003 Ambassador to Indonesia & East Timor. 2003 in residence, University of Ottawa.  2004 DG International Organizations & Personal representative of the Prime Minister for Francophonie.  2008-11 Ambassador to Egypt. 2011. Retired. Honorary Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa,  Research Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Board Member of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute. Adviser to the Canada-Arab Institute. Author of the CDA Institute’s Strategic Outlook for Canada 2016. He is a former board member of WIND Mobile Canada. He is President of Ferry de Kerckhove International Consultants Inc.