Bruce Montador
Bruce Montador
Chair of the Board, CODE, Canada

Dr. Bruce Montador is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of CODE, a Canadian NGO promoting literacy, particularly in Africa, and a member, representing the international community, of the Board of Directors of CATIE, an agricultural research centre and graduate school focused on agroforestry in Central America and based in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

After retiring from the federal public service in November 2011, Dr. Montador was a Senior Fellow of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa from 2011 to 2016 (and since then has been an Honorary Fellow). From 2016 to 2021 he was Chair of the Africa Study Group, an Ottawa-based unit of the Canadian International Council’s National Capital Branch (subsequently Chair emeritus). From 2017 to 2020 he was a member of the Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility, which is affiliated with the African Development Bank.

Dr. Montador was the Executive Director representing Canada at the African Development Bank from September 2007 to September 2011. Previously, he was the Vice-President for Multilateral Programs of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), after serving as General, International Trade and Finance at Finance Canada. In that position, he was responsible for several aspects of Canada's international economic and financial relations.

Previously, Dr. Montador was Chief of the Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Canada and held a variety of positions at the OECD, the Bank of Canada, the University of Victoria and the federal Treasury Board Secretariat. Dr. Montador studied mathematics and economics at the University of British Columbia, the Université de Montréal and Queen’s University. He holds a Ph.D in mathematics and took economics at the doctoral level.