Ian Tobman is a senior political risk analyst in the Economic and Political Intelligence Centre at Export Development Canada (EDC). He works on the Africa-Middle East team and is responsible for analysing and assessing the political and economic risks of the region. Prior to joining EDC in 2011, Ian worked as a senior political officer at Global Affairs Canada in both embassies abroad (Washington and Tel Aviv) as well as at the department’s headquarters in Ottawa.
Ian graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in International Affairs (MIA) where he focused on international security policy. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.