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CIPH names Satinder Chera as new CEO

By HPAC Magazine   

HPAC General Human Resources association CIPH

Joining the association on Oct. 2, he will take over the leadership role following the retirement of long-time president Ralph Suppa.

Satinder Chera

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has announced the appointment of Satinder Chera as CIPH’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Following a national search, the Board unanimously selected Chera to lead the association following the retirement of long-time president Ralph Suppa.

During a transition period, he will work alongside the CIPH staff, Board of Directors and Suppa.

Chera brings more than 20 years of senior management and leadership experience with the not-for-profit and association sectors, including serving as president of the Canadian Convenience Stores Association and vice president at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

He is presently senior director for partnerships with Mitacs, a non-profit national research organization. Prior to his work in the association sector, Satinder served in director and senior policy advisor roles within both the Ontario and British Columbia Governments.

His educational background includes an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, and Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto, along with certification in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College.

“We are delighted to welcome Satinder to the CIPH team and feel confident that his extensive experience will help enhance and strengthen our association and continue to provide great value to members,” noted Dave Hammond, Chair of CIPH’s Board of Directors, in a media release.

Chera will join CIPH and assume his new role on October 2.




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