The White House said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s administration is targeting David L. Cohen, a former executive at Comcast Corporation, who will represent her as the US ambassador to Canada.
A former vice president of a media conglomerate that, among other things, owns NBCUniversal and offers cable TV services, Mr. Cohen worked at the company for nearly two decades before resigning on January 1, 2020 to take up a consultant role.
The new ambassador, a lawyer by training, previously worked in law firms.
“I am honored to be appointed Ambassador to Canada, and I thank President Biden for this opportunity to serve and represent my country. If my nomination is approved, I look forward to working with our neighbors in Canada and continuing to develop and strengthen our very large and important relationship as we continue to fight the pandemic and rebuild our economy, ”a key stakeholder commented after announcing it. appointment.
However, Mr. Cohen’s choice must be approved by the US Senate before he can travel to the US Embassy in Ottawa.
If approved by the Senate, David L. Cohen will formally replace Kelly Knight Kraft, a Republican who was appointed Ambassador to Canada by Donald Trump in 2017, after spending two years in the country before becoming her country’s representative to the United Nations. … Since then, acting ambassadors have replaced each other without any new official appointment.