Sylvia Cesaratto becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Panama

Sylvia Cesaratto joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996 as a personnel officer with the Human Resources Branch. Abroad, Ms. Cesaratto served in London as first secretary for aerospace and defence and later as the trade program manager in Brussels. In Ottawa, she worked as a United Kingdom desk officer. Since 2008, she has been the director of the Strategic Initiatives Division. She is married to Malcolm Britto, and they have four children: Marcello, Kiara, Dante and Roman. Ms.Cesaratto succeeds Patricia Langan-Torell.