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Larissa Bezo
Larissa Bezo presently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Bureau for International Education - the national organization dedicated to the internationalization of education and the expansion of educational partnerships between Canada and countries around the globe. CBIE’s pan-Canadian membership comprises 150 colleges, institutes, cégeps, universities, school boards and language schools. In addition to leading Canada’s international education national organization, Larissa serves as the Director of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project (2014
to present) – a technical assistance project in Ukraine funded by the Government of Canada intended to build institutional capacity in Ukraine for the design and sustainable implementation of a legal aid institution in partnership with the Coordination Center on Legal Aid Provision under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
 
Larissa Bezo has served in senior leadership positions in both the public and not-for- profit sectors, including as the youngest Deputy Clerk in the history of Saskatchewan, Senior Advisor of a Federal Royal Commission and most recently, as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Larissa has provided technical expertise as a senior advisor to foreign governments, in particular, central executive agencies in countries in transition in a host of development contexts on behalf of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada). Her areas of expertise include institutional capacity building, public sector reform, civil service management and reform, leadership development, machinery of government and public policy development and implementation.