Canadian to Lead World Meteorological Organization - Biography

David Grimes

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David Grimes, President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

David Grimes has been Assistant Deputy Minister and head of Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service since July 2006. He has been Canada’s Permanent Representative to the WMO since December 2006.

Mr. Grimes has 35 years of scientific, research and management experience at Environment Canada. He has over 20 years experience working with the World Meteorological Organization initiatives and programs, supporting the Executive Council activities since 1993.

His experience also includes a significant number of challenging positions and assignments over the years, ranging from operations to science to policy. He occupied the position of Director General with the Meteorological Service of Canada for 15 years for a number of posts, including Canadian Climate Center, Policy, Services, Predictions and Partnerships.

Mr. Grimes has extensive educational experience in the domains of science and management (MBA level). He holds a bachelor of science in physics, mathematics and meteorology and is a certified professional meteorologist.

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