Chrystia Freeland graduated from UWC Adriatic in 1986 and was formally the global editor-at-large for Reuters News. She has been a young global leader for the World Economic Forum. Chrystia is currently the Minister of International Trade in the Canadian parliament.
“After I graduated from UWC Adriatic, I did a bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Harvard University, and a master’s at St Anthony’s College, Oxford University, which I attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
I began my career as a journalist as a stringer in Ukraine, writing for the Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Economist. Then I worked as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, in Toronto, Canada.
I was the post managing editor of the Financial Times in New York then the deputy editor in London. I have also been an editor of FT.com, a UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief and Eastern Europe correspondent.
In 2000, my book Sale of the Century: the inside story of the second Russian revolution was published.”
She was appointed to the Cabinet of Canada as Minister for International Trade on November 4, 2015. In November 2015 she was named one of Toronto's 50 most influential by Toronto Life magazine.