Annie Torkia Lagacé was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2020. Annie brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate and commercial law, most recently serving as an Executive Vice-President of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, where she led various functions, including legal, corporate development, finance and asset protection.
Prior to joining Stornoway, she was Senior Legal Counsel for the Eastern Canadian Iron Ore division of Cliffs Natural Resources, where she notably handled legal aspects of the operations of two iron ore mines, a $1 billion mine expansion project, a pellet plant, as well as rail and port operations.
Ms. Torkia Lagacé also previously practiced law in the Business Law Groups of Stikeman Elliott LLP and Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, two of Canada’s largest business law firms, where she developed extensive knowledge of sophisticated financings and M&A transactions involving large national and multinational corporations. During her years practicing at Blakes, she spent four years at Blake’s Beijing office.
Born in Quebec City, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in both civil and common law from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich executive MBA program (Northwestern University in Chicago and York University in Toronto). She is a member of the Quebec bar.