CEO

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the management of the CER’s day-to-day business and affairs, including the supervision of its employees and their work

Gitane De Silva

Gitane De Silva, CEOBiographical Snapshot:

Ms. De Silva became the Chief Executive Officer of the CER in August 2020. Prior to joining the CER, she was a Special Advisor at TransAlta Corporation. She previously served as Alberta's Senior Representative to the United States and as Deputy Minister for Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Before joining the Alberta Public Service, Ms. De Silva spent 12 years in Canada's Foreign Service as a specialist in Canada-U.S. relations, serving in a variety of roles, including as Consul General of Canada in Chicago and as Counsellor (Environment & Fisheries) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She also served as Deputy Head of Agency at Status of Women Canada.

Ms. De Silva has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and is a 2013 recipient of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award.

Professional Affiliations, Degrees and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of British Columbia
  • 2013 recipient of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award.
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