Nada Semaan
Nada Semaan
Senior Fellow

FSS 6086
613-562-5800 ext. 2654


Nada Semaan had an illustrious career across a broad range of assignments at the highest levels of the Canadian federal government:  Director and Chief Executive Officer of FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada); Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Executive Vice President of the Canada Border Services Agency; Associate Deputy Minister at Canadian Heritage; Assistant Secretary, Economic Sector at the Treasury Board Secretariat; Assistant Deputy Minister, Farm Financial Programs Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; and Assistant Deputy Minister, Systems at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, where she also played a key role in the conception, design and implementation of the Service Canada initiative. Before joining the federal government, Nada worked in the technology sector at Cognos Incorporated and in psychiatric research at the Ottawa General Hospital. She has her Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation and is a certified coach. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor in psychology.


  • Public-sector management
  • Project management