Masud Husain retired from Canada’s foreign service in the summer of 2021. Upon his retirement, he was Director General and Deputy Legal Adviser at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to this appointment, he was Canada’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi and Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. His other foreign postings include Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and embassies in the Netherlands, Jordan and Syria. At Global Affairs Canada’s headquarters in Ottawa, his other notable appointments include Director General for the Middle East and Executive Director of the Criminal and Diplomatic Law Division.