Ima became Chief Data Officer of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in January 2020. Ima has over 20 years of progressive experience in the data domain, and she has developed and implemented numerous initiatives to leverage insights from data.
Prior to rejoining ESDC, Ima held the position of Director, Regulatory Data Management, at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, where she led a team in ensuring the effective collection, governance and management of federally regulated financial institution and pension plan data collected by the Office.
Ima has also worked at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, where she led the division responsible for the department’s external data publications and for the development and delivery of analytical data, research databases, data products and tools that supported performance measurement, policy development, program monitoring, results/outcome reporting and research and evaluation. Ima’s previous experience has also included positions with the Canada Revenue Agency, and Statistics Canada.
Ima holds a Master’s Certificate in Public Management and a B.Sc. in Mathematics, she also holds a Diploma in Computer Programming from Algonquin College.