Ranju Shergill


Ranju leads executive recruitment in across various industries, and oversees the management of the firm. Ranju also leads the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and Leadership Development practice with Dr. Jill Birch. She is the Head of the Panorama Leadership Diversity & Inclusion Practice. As a Partner of Pekarsky & Co., Ranju provides counsel to the C-Suite, Senior Executives, Board and Human Resource leaders. Candidate and client care are fundamental components of her approach in search, and she brings a depth of understanding when it comes to leading key business strategies and initiatives.
Ranju joined the firm in 2009, and prior to that was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services for Alpine Environmental Ltd. Originally from the U.K., and raised in Vancouver, she relocated to Calgary in 1993 where she practiced as a professional biologist and business leader for 16 years overseeing corporate functional areas, and honing her skills in business excellence.
As an executive search and leadership advisory professional Ranju enjoys the opportunity to keep doing what she loves to do at Pekarsky & Co., which is being successful for her clients, working with talented people, and cultivating the culture of the firm. Never quite leaving work behind, she does enjoy travelling, and has a passion for exploring new places, immersing herself in different cultures, and connecting with people.

  • Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Science, 1990
  • Simon Fraser University, Post Bachelor Diploma in Environmental Toxicology, 1992
  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists , 1995
  • The Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, Haskayne School of Business NFP Governance Essentials Program, 2016
  • Chair, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
  • Director, Calgary Convention Centre Association
  • Panorama Leadership Global Diversity and Inclusion Practice Leader (2020 to present)
  • Committee Member, Calgary Stampede Downtown Attractions (2014 to present)
  • Board Director, Alpine Environmental Ltd. (2005-2008)
  • Advisory Committee, Calgary YMCAv (2008)

Frequent guest columnist in print and on-line media, a sampling of which include:

“Partnering with clients and bringing them together with talented people is why I love what I do. Building trusted relationships and delivering results is how I do it.”



“The team at Pekarsky & Co. helped me find a financial management position that was perfectly aligned with my career objectives and expectations. Employing a very personal approach, Ranju helped me zero in on a unique opportunity that was compatible with my experience and skill set, and worked quickly to move the process forward.”

Manager, Light Oil Accounting, Oil and Gas