Mariam Diaby has a bachelor’s degree in communications and politics from the Université de Montréal and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal. Before joining the MEI, she worked for a multinational Fortune 500 company where she held various communications positions in Montreal and London. She also worked in media relations for a Canadian think tank as well as for a public relations agency. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian. She left the MEI in March 2016.