Father, community activist and business executive, Chandra Arya has worked to improve the lives of those around him for more than 30 years.
Chandra holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.
As a professional, Chandra has also served on the boards of Invest Ottawa – the economic development agency of the city of Ottawa with a mandate to make Ottawa the best place for knowledge based companies to set up business and grow, OCISO Not-for-Profit Housing Corporation (now known as Unity Non-Profit Housing Corporation Ottawa), the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and the Hindu Society of Ottawa Carleton. He previously served as Chair of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, President of the Indo-Canadian Community Centre Inc., and was the founding director of the Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses.
Chandra’s experience as a businessman and board member of Invest Ottawa has provided him with an understanding of what is required to attract the high-quality jobs of the future. As your Member of Parliament, he is working with all levels of government and the private sector to achieve this.
On the Hill, Chandra sits on Industry Committee – dealing with innovation, science, economic development agencies and small business and Public Accounts committee dealing with Auditor General’s reports on the government finances and performance of the all the government departments.
Chandra currently lives in Nepean with his wife Sangeetha, who works with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Their only son Sid is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA).
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