Dr. Raman Srivastava

Chief Data Officer & A/Assistant Deputy Minister

Health Canada

Dr. Raman Srivastava has been working with the Federal Public Service for the past 24 years. He has had a unique privilege to serve eight federal departments/agencies in numerous capacities, most of which have been at management levels. His recent appointments included: Director General of Corporate Affairs at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (now Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada); Director General of Data Analysis and Services at the Public Service Commission; and Director General of Evaluation at the Department of National Defence. In February 2021, Dr. Srivastava was appointed as Health Canada’s first Chief Data Officer and Acting Assistant Deputy Minister.

Dr. Srivastava holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, as well as two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics.

Dr. Srivastava has received numerous awards and recognitions for his years of community and public service.


FWD50 Extras: The Evolving Role of the Chief Data Officer in the Government of Canada

03/03/2022 10.00 - 11.30

Pre-conference WorkshopOnlinePresentation

In 2021 the Institute on Governance launched a study in partnership with four Government of Canada departments to examine the role of Departmental Chief Data Officers – a relatively new position within the federal government. Through a series of interviews, surveys, and workshops the study explored how this increasingly critical role has been evolving, and the variety of efforts underway to... read more