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Commissionaires Great Lakes appoints VP of partnerships

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Shekhar Gothi

Commissionaires Great Lakes recently welcomed Shekhar Gothi to its senior management team as vice-president, partnerships.

Reporting to the chief corporate affairs officer, Gothi will lead strategic engagement and partnerships with all levels of government and industry.

Gothi joins Commissionaires following a 33-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy that included senior appointments both at sea and ashore. He deployed on two United Nations peacekeeping missions, first to Sudan in 2008 and then to Haiti in 2009-2010, commanded HMCS STAR, and most recently served as innovation director for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.

Gothi serves in a volunteer capacity as chief aide-de-camp to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, overseeing a team of 65 aides and volunteers throughout the province.


A graduate of the joint command and staff program at the Canadian Forces College, Gothi also holds degrees in business administration and political science, and an MBA. In 2019, he completed the Singularity University executive program.

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