SaskPower Announces New President & CEO
June 10, 2022
Today SaskPower announced that after a nationwide search, Rupen Pandya will be the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1.
Mr. Pandya has developed extensive experience since beginning his professional career in 1997 with the provincial government. Mr. Pandya worked for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Ministry of Social Services, and Ministry of Advanced Education before taking on more senior roles. As an Assistant Deputy Minister for Immigration Services, Mr. Pandya helped develop recruitment and retention plans for the province. He also held Assistant Deputy Minister positions with both the Ministry of Advanced Education and with the Ministry of Economy before becoming the President and CEO of SaskBuilds for five years. At SaskBuilds, Mr. Pandya led the entity’s three-year strategic plan, operating plan, policies and procedures as well as oversaw the procurement and delivery of over $3 billion in alternative finance procurements involving transportation and social infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
In 2017, Mr. Pandya was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance where his responsibilities included oversight of government revenue, expense, assets and liabilities; leading fiscal policy and budget development; designing and administering competitive tax regimes; and more.
Mr. Pandya holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Regina. He was raised in Regina where he resides with his wife, Terri, and their two daughters.
Mr. Pandya is looking forward to working with SaskPower’s executive team and employees.
SaskPower Board Chair Chief Darcy Bear thanked Interim President & CEO Troy King for doing an outstanding job of leading SaskPower over the past six months, saying Mr. King’s leadership has been instrumental in helping the company navigate through this transformational period.