The Calgary Chamber of Commerce announced Monday it was “repositioning” the organization due to the “unprecedented economic situation” facing the city and as a result of that it was “mutually agreed” that Sandip Lalli would be stepping down as its President and CEO.
“Our Board of Directors would like to thank Sandip Lalli for her service and commitment to the Chamber of Commerce and its business members. Sandip has provided critical leadership for the Chamber and Calgary businesses, particularly during the global pandemic, and we are grateful to have her continued strategic guidance during this transitionary period,” said Brent Cooper, Chair of the Board of Directors, in a news release. “The Chamber recognizes that we need to reposition the organization to best represent the needs of the many businesses across Calgary facing this pivotal time in a post-COVID world.”
The Chamber said it is critical that the repositioning be done in a deliberate manner that examines all aspects of the organization to ultimately ensure that the Chamber reflects the needs of its members, both today and moving forward into the future.
“I would like to thank the Board of Directors for the opportunity to serve as President and CEO over the last two years plus. The current economic situation facing businesses across our city makes way for a new focus by the Chamber,” said Lalli, in a statement. “This is a natural time for change, and I am looking forward to pursuing new opportunities. I am proud of what our Chamber team and I have achieved over the last several years, with the support of our dynamic business community.”
The Chamber said it will eventually conduct a search for a new President and CEO. Murray Sigler has been named interim CEO.