Ritesh Kotak

Associate Researcher


Ritesh Kotak is a cybersecurity analyst and consultant. He has a decade of experience working with Canadian police agencies, co-leading the creation of the Cyber-Crimes unit and the Research and Innovation portfolio focusing on digital transformation. He has also worked on several international assignments. Ritesh transitioned to the private sector where he worked with different Fortune 500 tech companies on global projects related to cybersecurity, investigations and next-generation IoT applications for Smart Cities projects. In 2018, Ritesh was selected by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for their Emerging Leaders Executive 6 Program. In 2017, he completed an MBA with distinction at the University of Edinburgh with an exchange at Peking University in Beijing, China. He also holds a BBA from the University of Toronto.