With a global career that has taken Dr. Lalli from Alberta to Singapore and many other countries along the way, Sandip solidified her home in Calgary when she started as the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in April 2018.
Prior to taking on this role, various international corporations entrusted her with strategic planning and execution of their most important initiatives. Known for her communication skills and visionary leadership, she has repeatedly been called upon to identify opportunities for growth and assess business risk.
For Cargill Incorporated – largest global privately held company providing food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world – Sandip steered the financial management from High River, AB to United States operations and advised colleagues in China, Japan, India, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Honduras, England, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Russia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Mexico.
At the heart of everything she does is a firm belief that making a contribution to society is fundamental – it is in her DNA. And the unique contribution that Sandip can make to society is rooted in a practical business sense, a belief that a contribution to a strong economy equates to a better quality of life for everyone.
Since starting with the Calgary Chamber, Sandip has led the launch of a new purpose for the Chamber – to build a business community that nourishes, powers, and inspires the world. Sandip is a staunch advocate for the business of business and is leading the development of a united voice for business.
Sandip holds an Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, a Doctorate in Business Administration degree, a Master Business Administration degree and is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant.