Ms. Dandapani will also join CAIP Canada as its Chief Operating Officer in this dual role

The CRIC Board of Directors and Executive are pleased to announce that Arundati Dandapani has joined the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) as its Chief Editor and Intelligence Officer (CIO). Arundati will also join the CRIC-supported Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals of Canada (CAIP Canada) as their Chief Operating Officer (COO). Arundati brings over 15 years’ experience in research, publishing, and association management.

After starting her career in publishing, Arundati completed the Marketing Research & Business Intelligence Certificate program at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology (a CRIC member). She then worked as a research consultant for a variety of clients, later shifting her focus to helping research agencies develop compelling content and grow visibility. Most recently she worked for another industry association where her responsibilities included communications, membership, professional development, leadership and certification programs. Arundati is also the founder of, a website dedicated to featuring the voices of Canada’s newest residents to help them showcase their expertise, connect with brands/industry and elevate their careers.

“We are fortunate to welcome Arundati to CRIC’s and CAIP Canada’s leadership team. She brings a strong combination of skills, experience, and passion to help us further increase the value that we offer members through both associations,” said John Tabone, Chief Administrator of CRIC and Director of CAIP Canada.

As the Chief Editor and Intelligence Officer (CIO) of CRIC, Arundati’s responsibilities include communications, events, sponsorships, growing CRIC’s membership, and other initiatives that enhance CRIC’s value to members.  As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CAIP Canada, her responsibilities include supporting membership renewal, growing CAIP Canada’s membership, and increasing the CAIP Canada value proposition.

Arundati holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Wittenberg University (USA), a Masters of Letters (MLitt) from the University of Stirling (Scotland), and the Marketing Research and Business Intelligence Certificate from Algonquin College.  Arundati is also a Certified Analytics and Insights Professional (CAIP) and a member of multiple industry associations.

About CRIC

The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) is Canada’s voice of the research, analytics, and insights profession both domestically and globally. CRIC represents the highest standards, ethics and best practices; provides effective promotion and advocacy of the industry; serves as a source of information and thought leadership; and is a forum for collective industry action. For more information, visit or contact John Tabone at [email protected] or Arundati Dandapani at [email protected].

About CAIP Canada:

The Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals of Canada is the professional body for Canada’s Certified Analytics and Insights Professionals (CAIPs). Its mission is to power the success of businesses and organizations by ensuring that CAIPs have the competencies needed to unlock the power of data while maintaining the highest ethical standards that protect the public trust. CAIP Canada is supported and endorsed by the Canadian Research Insights Council and the CAIP is globally endorsed by ESOMAR. For more information, visit or contact Robert Wong at [email protected] or Arundati Dandapani at [email protected]

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