Craig Wilson Senior Research Associate

Craig is a multi-lingual (Mandarin Chinese, French, Swedish) trained economist who has specialised in strategic policy and innovation issues for over four decades, in both Canada’s Foreign Service and in the private sector.

His career in Canada’s Foreign Service included four assignments in greater China (Chongqing, Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong) and an enviable record of geo-strategic and economic policy work, including experience in WTO, UN, and APEC. Craig contributed to the Canadian Government’s 2007 Trade Strategy and currently participates in the Ottawa Foresight Synergy Network. He  was the co-facilitator and writer for the 2018 North Korea War Strategy Scenarios with various Canadian Government Departments and Agencies. In his consulting work, he has had a strong China technology policy focus, including acting head of the China 937 project 2012-16. He has successfully guided consulting clients in both Canada and the U.S. towards more efficient Chinese technology choices and stronger service support.

He is currently co-authoring ‘China’s Innovation Capacity 2030-2040 and the implications for Canada’, commissioned by Canada’s National Research Council.  

Craig has Bachelors in Business Admin from UNB, Bachelor in Economics (scl) UNB, Chinese diploma cert Chinese University in Hong Kong. He received an Award of Merit for the Innovation portion of 2007 Trade Strategy.