BEREL RODAL is co-founder and co-director of the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy. He has served as Partner, advisor to or Board Member of growth-oriented, innovative investment and technology enterprises, and advised governments, NGOs, and research bodies in North America, Europe, and Asia.
His professional experience as a senior official in the Government of Canada for twenty years included policy, planning, and executive responsibilities in the national unity, foreign affairs, international trade, defence, security, economic, and social domains.
He was a member of Canada’s negotiating team for the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, precursor of NAFTA, the largest such agreement ever concluded.
He is a founder of the North American Forum, which convenes select leaders from both the private sector and government, from the US, Canada, and Mexico, to build a more resilient North America.
He is a founder and Board Director of the multinational Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE), and chairs the International Advisory Board. He served for a decade as Vice Chair of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, based in Washington, DC.
He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He writes and lectures on nationalism and political identity, the state and governance issues, resilience, and international political and security affairs.
He is the author of a variety of publications, including The Somalia Experience in Strategic Perspective. He holds degrees from McGill and Oxford Universities.
He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.