Canadian government announces Canadian Dairy Commission appointment

The four-year term started September 15
calendar icon 29 September 2022
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Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Mary-Claude Bibeau announced Tuesday the appointment of Shikha Jain to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). The appointment is a four-year term, effective September 15, 2022.

Jain is the Chief Executive Officer of Green Energy Trading Corporation (GET Corp.), a green tech organization that supports climate farming and sustainability in the dairy industry. Through her work with numerous cross-jurisdictional stakeholders within the sector, Jain brings extensive experience in strategic and operational planning and is recognised as a trusted and collaborative leader.

As a member of the CDC Board of Directors, Jain will work closely with stakeholders across the value chain as they pursue their future vision for an innovative and sustainable sector.

The Board of Directors helps the CDC deliver on the priorities outlined in the CDC's mandate letter. The letter outlines priorities in the areas of transparency, innovation, international trade, engagement, and inclusivity. It recognises the importance of a vibrant and sustainable dairy sector to Canada's economy, as well as the importance of dairy supply management for rural communities and farm families across the country.

The mandate letter also calls on the CDC to continue to advance the Government of Canada's ambitious environmental commitments and support climate resiliency.

"There is no doubt that Shikha Jain's extensive experience in strategic planning and sustainability in the dairy industry will be assets for the Canadian Dairy Commission," said Bibeau. "Her guidance will be valuable as the CDC is moving forward with the Government's agenda to advance innovation and GHG emissions reduction."

 

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