Michael Kovrig (born in 1970) is a Canadian Former Diplomat and Senior Advisor from Vancouver, Canada. He works for the International Crisis Group as a senior advisor. It is a Brussels-based non-governmental organization. Furthermore, the 48-year-old advisor recently arrested and detained in China.
He was visiting Beijing. Moreover, there is a fight between the two counties over Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. Ralph Goodale (Canadian Public Safety Minister) confirmed the news about detention on 11 December 2018.
In addition, Kovrig previously worked as a diplomat in China. He was taken into custody by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security on Monday night. The former diplomat was on his regular visits to Beijing. Kovrig works as North East Asia adviser based in Hong Kong.
Rob Malley (president of the non-government organization) told Canadian consular officers that he had not given the access to talk to Kovrig yet. In fact, Rob also said that he thinks Michael was in China on personal matters at the time of his arrest.
He was not there for any illegal purpose that would ruin Chinese national security. Moreover, the Brussels-based firm also confirmed that they didn’t receive any information about him since his arrest.
|Full Birth Name||Michael Kovrig.|
|Profession||1. Former Canadian Diplomat.
2. Senior Advisor for the International Crisis Group.
|Age (As of 2018)||48 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1970.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Not available.|
|Current Residence||Beijing, China.|
|Famous For||Arrested in China.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 182 cm.
Meters: 1.82 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 78 Kg.
Pounds: 171 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||9.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Will Update.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not available.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Will Update.|
|Alma Mater||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Paul Walker.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Listening to music and Traveling.|
|Favorite Dishes||Continental Food.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$3.5 Million US Dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
|Official Website||Not Found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Michael Kovrig
- The detention came when Canadian authorities caught and arrested Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver’s airport.
- She is a top executive of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Vancouver.
- In fact, an arrest made at the request of the United States.
- Later, a Canadian judge granted Meng bail on Tuesday.
- Many people assume his arrest is a result of revenge.
- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of Michael Kovrig is $3.5 Million US Dollars.
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- However, neither the Canadian Embassy, International Crisis Group, or the Chinese government gave an explanation for the detention as of now.
- Earlier, Michael worked in Beijing & Hong Kong, and for the UN in New York as a diplomat.