On Apr. 28, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce announced that Prabha Ramaswamy has been chosen as the organization’s next CEO. Ramaswamy comes to the Chamber from her role as CEO at Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK).
“I look forward to collaborating with all our stakeholders to build the strongest business eco-system in Canada,” said Ramaswamy. “Saskatchewan has what the world needs and is well-positioned to be a leader – particularly at this juncture. Our continued growth will transform the business landscape and create opportunities to enhance competitiveness, and boost investments and trade. I have been a staunch champion of women-owned businesses and now I look ahead to advocating for all businesses in our province.”
Ramaswamy led WESK for eight years, joining the organization in 2014. During her time at WESK, Ramaswamy launched several programs for women entrepreneurs, including Matchstick, the first program in Western Canada to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs. She is also vice-chair of the board of directors for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, is on the board at Saskatchewan Housing Authority and Hope Restored, and serves as a member of the Paul Hill Advisory Board at the University of Regina.
“Prabha brings to this role extensive experience in transforming organizations, advocating on behalf of the business community and leading with a strategic vision,” said Thomas Benjoe, chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident that she will shape the future of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce as an organization and strengthen our network, voice, and province as a whole.”
Ramaswamy joins the Chamber as CEO on June 20, 2022.