The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Prabha Ramaswamy as its new CEO. Ramaswamy is a champion of Saskatchewan business, a passionate community leader and organizational visionary.
“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.”
The CEO of non-profit, membership-based organization Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) since 2014, Ramaswamy has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping Saskatchewan realize its economic potential by driving change to close the gender entrepreneurship gap and the resulting gender economic gap in the province.
During her eight-year tenure at WESK, Ramaswamy launched several breakthrough programs to support the business community, including Matchstick, the first program in Western Canada to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs, and Charter Champions, the first charter designed to enhance the support of Saskatchewan’s women-owned businesses.
“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 will assume her role on June 20, 2022.