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Vice-president, People, Culture & Brand

Sanita Alias leads people, culture, and brand at CIRA to ensure the organization is living its values internally and communicating them externally. Since joining CIRA in 2017, Sanita has helped build a vibrant and unique culture that has led to the organization being named a National Capital Region Top Employer four times, and Kincentric Best Employer twice. Sanita was also a finalist for HR Leader of the Year as part of the 2020 Canadian HR Awards. 

Prior to joining CIRA, Sanita was the regional HR manager at the Fortune 500 Company, Rockwell Automation. She also served as HR director at Plasco Energy Group, a waste-to-energy start-up. She is a trusted HR business leader with a focus on developing talent and inspiring change. 

Sanita is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Communication. Sanita also holds a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.