Canada Gold names Sunil Sharma managing director
Most recently, Mr. Sharma was the co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Connector of Extreme Startups, a technology accelerator in Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Extreme Startups, he was the International Director of Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), a position he held while on assignment from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).
As a career member of Canada’s foreign service, Mr. Sharma has spent several years in various diplomatic roles, including serving as Canada's representative to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and as the Head of Consulate at the Canadian consulate in San Diego, California.
Prior to joining DFAIT, Mr. Sharma worked at the Canadian Space Agency, where he managed industrial relations and helped build global capacity in Canada's satellite communications sector. He is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at OCAD University in Toronto and is a frequent media contributor and sought-after conference speaker. ■