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Speaker: Rowena Orok

Rowena Orok

Director General, Economic Analysis Statistics and Data Governance, Strategic Policy Sector, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ms. Orok holds a Master of Economics degree from Lakehead University specializing in Econometrics. She has worked in the public service for almost 27 years. Data has always a constant throughout her entire career, from her early days as a survey data analyst at Statistics Canada until today in her role as Director General of Economic Analysis, Statistics and Data Governance. 

Ms. Orok spent most of her career at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She joined DFO in 2005 as Chief of National Fisheries Statistics and since 2008 she has taken on diverse director, leading both operational program and strategic policy areas in DFO including: Director of Economic Analysis, Research and Statistics; Director of Integrated Strategic Planning in the Canadian Hydrographic Service and Director of Fish Population Science. She was appointed to the Director General, Economic Analysis, Statistics and Data Governance position in 2023. At the same time, she also took in the role as the Department’s Chief Data Steward where she currently leads the implementation of the departmental data strategy and advancement of key areas around data quality.  

Participating in: Day 2 – Closing remarks

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