Robert Fosco is currently Vice-President, Environment and Corporate Responsibility at Export Development Canada (EDC). He joined EDC in October, 2000 and has since held leadership positions within the Financing, Business Development, Human Resources, and Insurance Groups. Between 2006 and 2008, Robert led the Insurance Groups’ preparations for EDC’s Legislative Review. He is the 2006 recipient of EDC’s Excellence in People Leadership Award. From 2008 to 2011, Robert was seconded to the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, Washington where he led the Mission’s Trade and Investment efforts as Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner. Prior to joining EDC, Robert practiced law in Montreal within the commercial litigation group of Borden Ladner Gervais. He holds both Civil and Common Law degrees from the University of Ottawa as well as a Political Science degree from McGill University. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, and speaks rudimentary Spanish. He has a passion for cooking and soccer and lives in Ottawa with his wife and two teeange boys.