H.E. Kati Csaba

New Ambassador of Canada to Serbia

Ambassador H.E. Kati Csaba holds a BA in Political Studies and Russian from Queen’s University, graduating in 1988, and an MA in Central/Eastern European and Russian-Area Studies from Carleton University (1993).

Mrs Csaba began her career at External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1993, where she was engaged on Canada’s assistance programme to Hungary.

In the following years, Kati occupied several programming and analytical roles covering Central and Eastern Europe, including four Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) postings in the region: second secretary in Kiev (1995 to 1997), head of aid in Sarajevo (1997 to 1999), head of aid in Moscow (2005 to 2009) and development director in Kiev (2009 to 2012). In 2013 she served as a member of the transition team responsible for the amalgamation of the then Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the then CIDA, after which she served as the director of amalgamation implementation at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s Sub-Saharan Africa Branch (2014 to 2015).

Most recently, she held the post of senior director responsible for Canada’s development programme with Ethiopia, based at the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa.

Kati was appointed Ambassador to both Serbia and Montenegro in December 2017 and has also been Ambassador-Designate to Macedonia since November 2017.

Mrs Csaba is a married mother of two teenage children.