Rupak Chattopadhyay Forum’s President
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Federations, its Chair, Vijay Kelkar, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupak Chattopadhyay as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2011.
Rupak Chattopadhyay has performed with distinction in various positions at the Forum since he joined in 2002. He was closely involved with the peace process in Sri Lanka and discussions on constitutional reforms in the Philippines. He played a key role in the successful organization of the last two International Conferences on Federalism and has contributed to the development of new program areas. He has also written and published on federalism, including the recently co-edited volume on Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Countries.
Mr. Chattopadhyay holds masters’ degrees in economics and political science from the University of Ottawa and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and did his doctoral work in political science at the University of Toronto. Mr. Chattopadhyay will become the Forum’s fourth President and succeeds George Anderson. The board very much looks forward to working with Mr. Chattopadhyay and congratulates him on his new position.
Dr. Kelkar extended the board’s very warm thanks to Mr. Anderson for his outstanding leadership of the Forum over the past six years, a period during which the Forum’s expertise and programs have made major strides. He is pleased that the Forum will continue to draw on the valuable counsel of Mr. Anderson, who has accepted the honourary title of President Emeritus and will serve as a part time Senior Advisor.