Artur Wilczynski was named Ambassador to Norway on September 26th, and presented his credentials to HM King Harald V on December 11th 2014. Prior to this he was the Director General of the International Security and Intelligence Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. His responsibilities included counter-terrorism, combating transnational organized crime, human smuggling and international defence relations. This covered work with a number of international organizations including NATO, the OSCE and the UNODC. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Departmental Security Officer, and responsible for the security of Canadian missions abroad.
Prior to joining the then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2010, Artur held a number of positions within the federal government including Director General of International Affairs and Border Policy at Public Safety Canada. He also served as Director General of Strategic Policy, Planning and Research at Public Safety Canada.
He served as the Director of International Relations at the Department of Canadian Heritage, was Chair of the Organisation of American States’ Inter-American Committee on Culture, and Chair of the Working Group on Globalization at the International Network on Cultural Policy (INCP).
Artur has a Bachelor of Arts, High Honours in Political Science from Carleton University, as well as a Master of Arts, International Relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs where he focused his studies on terrorism and intelligence.