CIRI Announces Certified Investor Relations Professional (CPIR) Designation Holders

TORONTO, November 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) congratulates the latest holders of the Certified Investor Relations Professional (CPIR) designation. As the premier investor relations certification in North America, the CPIR designation enables investor relations professionals to demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning and excellence in investor relations. This not only bolsters the credibility of the individual earning the CPIR, but also the credibility of the investor relations profession and our capital markets.

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“Investor relations professionals play a critical role in all public companies, drawing on their knowledge of a wide range of disciplines. They are a direct reflection of their management team and their board of directors, and this program further develops the essential skills and knowledge needed to successfully fulfill this role.” commented Yvette Lokker, President and CEO of CIRI. “Congratulations to the new CPIR credential holders. Being a CPIR signifies a higher level of knowledge, skills and commitment and lends additional credibility to the investor relations profession, creating greater awareness of the important role that IROs play in the financial markets.”

The following individuals have passed the CIRI/Rotman Investor Relations Certification Program and the CIRI Certification Exam, earning the CPIR designation:

Paul Carpino, CPIRVice President, Investor Relations, Rogers Communications

Victoria Clark, CPIRDirector, Clark Capital Advisory

Annikim Comtois, CPIRAssociate Director, Investor Relations, Intact Financial Corporation

Katrina Gorzheltson, CPIRVice President, Financial Operations, Timbercreek Capital

Harpreet (Harp) Gosal, CPIRdirector, brand and communications, NexGen Energy Ltd.

Kate Hayer, CPIRfinance professional

Alison Holditch, CPIRDirector, Investor Relations, Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

Cristina Hsyu, CPIRGovernance and Reporting Advisor, Champion Iron Limited

Jonathan Lowenstein, CPIRDirector, Executive Office Manager, Navigator

Ruth Martin, CPIR, CPA, CADirector, Investor Relations and Financial Analysis, Crombie REIT

Carolyn Muir, CPIRVice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, Aurania Resources Ltd.

Arun Prakash, CPIRManager, Investor Relations, Deloitte

Setu Purohit, CPIRManaging Director, Maven Corporate Services Inc.

Michelle Saba, CPIRCommunications Manager and IR Professional

Andrea Sanelli, CPIRAssociate Director, Legal and Investor Services, Granite REIT

Melchior (Mel) Schori, CPIRDirector, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Chorus Aviation Inc.

Khris Singh, CPIR, CPA, CMAAdvisor, Government Relations, Canadian Credit Union Association

Ian Tharp, CPIRCapital Markets Communications, LodeRock Advisors

Quentin Weber, CPIRSenior Advisor, Investor Relations, WSP Global Inc.

CIRI’s mandate is to contribute to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian financial market by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competence of its members and the stature of the profession. Recognizing that there was a need for formal education in the field of investor relations, CIRI developed a flexible online and in-person program that was launched in 2011 and refreshed in 2020. CIRI has partnered at the Rotman School of Management, one of the most innovative business schools, to offer this program, covering all areas relevant to this multidisciplinary role, including capital markets, securities law, regulatory disclosure, accounting, finance, communications, ESG and strategy. Once individuals successfully complete the program, they take an exam offered by CIRI to become a Certified Professional in Investor Relations (CPIR).

Holders of the CPIR title are also recognized in a announcement in the Globe & Mail, Report on Business.

To learn more about the CIRI/Rotman Investor Relations Certification Program, visit

About CIRI

The CIRI is a non-profit professional association of executives responsible for communication between public companies, investors and the financial community. The CIRI contributes to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian financial markets by advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competence of its members and the stature of the profession. With nearly 500 members and four chapters across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada. For more information, visit

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For more information, please contact:

Yvette Lokker
President and CEO
Canadian Investor Relations Institute
(416) 364-8200 ext. 101

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