André Loranger is the assistant chief statistician for strategic data management, methods and analysis at Statistics Canada. He is also Statistics Canada’s chief data officer responsible for the overall stewardship of the organization’s information data holdings. An economist with an M.A. (economics) degree from the University of Ottawa, André began his career in the public service at Statistics Canada in 1997 where he spent most of his career compiling estimates of GDP. Prior to his current position, he was the director of the producer prices division (2008-2012) and the director-general of the macroeconomic statistics branch (2012-2013). In recent years, André has been involved in international projects related to economic statistics. André is currently a member of the United Nations Global Working Group on Big Data..