Assistant Chief Economist
Export Development Canada
Stuart Bergman is the Assistant Chief Economist and the Director of the Economic and Political Intelligence Centre at Export Development Canada. EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,200 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year.
Stuart provides leadership and direction for a group of diverse and highly-specialized economists and political risk analysts, advising EDC business teams and senior management on transaction and portfolio risk mitigation, corporate planning and business development activities. Prior to assuming his current role in 2011, he was the Director of EDC’s Economic Analysis and Forecasting unit and, before that, Senior Economist, Latin America. He also worked as a country risk analyst for Zurich Emerging Markets Solutions and was a senior analyst at the Foreign Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
Stuart holds a degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.