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Anil Arora (Statistics Canada)

Mr. Anil Arora joined Statistics Canada in 1988 where he served in several positions with increasingly importance, and rose to the ranks to Assistant Chief Statistician of Social, Health and Labour Statistics in 2008. 

After two successive assignments as Assistant Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada and Health Canada, Mr. Arora was named Chief Statistician of Canada in 2016.

Over his career, Mr. Arora has led several significant transformational initiatives with experience and partnerships spanning all three levels of government, the private sector and international organizations. He is currently the Chair of the OECD Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy, the UNECE High Level Group on the Modernization of Statistics, and the UN Friends of the Chair on Economic Statistics. 

Mr. Arora attended the University of Alberta, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, further education in computing science and management, a graduate certificate in Advanced Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa, and the Advanced Leadership Program at the Canada School of Public Service.

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Dominik Rozkrut (Statistics Poland)

Dominik Rozkrut has been the President of Statistics Poland since 2016. Dr. Rozkrut is a member of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC). He has been elected to be the Chair of the European Statistical System Partnership Group (PG) for 2020-2021; currently, he is also chairing the PG TF on access to privately-held data. He is a member of the OECD's Committee on Statistics and Statistics Policy (CSSP) and serves as a CSSP Bureau Vice-Chair since 2020. Moreover, he is a member of the UNECE Conference of European Statisticians (CES) and holds a Conference Bureau Vice-Chair function. At the UN level, he represents Poland in the UN Statistical Commission. Dominik Rozkrut has also been involved in the UN Friends of the Chair Group on the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, the UN Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics, UNECE High-Level Group on Modernisation of Official Statistics. He also has served as a member of the EU Business-to-Government (B2G) Data Sharing expert group until 2019. In March 2021, he was appointed a member of the European Commission expert group on Facilitating the Use of New Data Sources for Official Statistics Starting from 2021 he became a member of the ISI-Committee on Agricultural Statistics (ISI-CAS)

Dr. Rozkrut's career began at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics at the University of Szczecin. At the same time, he also worked as a member of a market risk management team at a commercial bank. He joined official statistics in 2007 and served as Director of the office's regional branch, being a project manager for numerous research and development projects. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Szczecin, where he received his Ph.D. in statistics and econometrics. He completed an internship at the University of Massachusetts, Lappeenranta University of Technology, and UNU-MERIT. Dr. Rozkrut is a member of the Main Council of the Polish Statistical Association. In 2021, he was nominated for 2021-2023 as the President-Elect and 2023-2025 as the President of the International Association for Official Statistics.

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