Robert Noble recently retired as Canada's Consul General based in Detroit. He brings nearly four decades of representing Canadian interests around the world to CESO's board of directors.
Mr. Noble's foreign service career began in Toronto, but soon took him to Ottawa, and then to Mexico City, Dakar, West Africa, and Madrid. He was Canadian Ambassador to Gabon from 1997 to 2000. He served as Canada’s Deputy Consul General in Boston and New York City.
Mr. Noble has worked closely with Canadian companies and their business associations to implement their international objectives. From 1983 to 1987 he was seconded to the Canadian Exporters’ Association, where he delivered a CIDA-sponsored program partnering Canadian entrepreneurs and their counterparts in Cameroon, South Africa and Zimbabwe. During his time in Boston he led initiatives to assist the government and people of Nunavut to actively promote their culture and economy in the United States.