Benjamin Shinewald’s diverse professional experiences reflect his interests in both public policy and private enterprise – and the interplay between the two. Benjamin is presently on an Executive Interchange, serving as a senior analyst in the Economic and Regional Development Secretariat of the Privy Council Office. Prior to this position, Benjamin practiced corporate and securities law for three years at Torys LLP, one of Canada’s top “ Bay Street” law firms. His earlier employment experiences include serving as a law clerk to Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel; working at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, a major “Wall Street” law firm in New York; interning for Hon. Martin Lee, chair of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong; serving in the Permanent Delegation of Canada to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris; and working for the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club of the National Hockey League.
Benjamin earned a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Toronto, where he also served as the president of the Students’ Law Society and was a fellow at Massey College. He earned a Master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics, where he was a fellow at Goodenough College; and a B.A. (first class honours) from the University of Manitoba, where he also participated in a one-year exchange at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Benjamin has earned approximately 15 scholarships, including a Rotary Foundation Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship to France. He is fluent in English, French and Hebrew and speaks some Spanish. Benjamin has also been active in the community, volunteering as a Big Brother in Winnipeg. He has held a wide variety of positions on various charitable and community boards, including the United Way, the Asper Foundation and the London Goodenough Association of Canada. He has traveled to approximately 30 countries, spending approximately a quarter of his life abroad. He is also an avid photographer, runner and hockey player.
En lire davantage