Bombarder names Torkia Lagacé as VP, General Counsel
Annie Torkia Lagacé has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, for Bombardier Inc., effective immediately.
She succeeds Steeve Robitaille, who will remain with the Montreal-based company in the role of Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects, through the completion of the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom.
“[Annie] is a proven leader with extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, securities law, and supporting complex financial and strategic transactions,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier. “Annie’s deep legal expertise and business acumen make her an excellent addition to our company.”
Torkia Lagacé brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of corporate and commercial law, explains Bombardier, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President of Stornoway Diamonds, where she led various functions, including legal, corporate development, finance and asset protection.
Prior to joining Stornoway, Torkia Lagacé was Senior Legal Counsel for the Eastern Canadian Iron Ore division of Cliffs Natural Resources. Previously, she practiced law for more than 12 years in the Business Law Groups of Stikeman Elliott and Blake, Cassels and Graydon, including four years at Blake’s Beijing office.
Torkia Lagacé holds a Law degree from the University of Ottawa, an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich program, and is a member of the Québec Bar Association.
“Annie will be a tremendous addition to the Bombardier executive team. Her vast experience, energy and judgment will serve us well as we complete our strategic repositioning and focus on achieving the full potential of our industry leading business aviation franchise,” Martel added.
Martel continued to thank and recognize the contributions of Robitaille, who in addition to spearheading the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom, also led the sale of Bombardier’s Aerostructures business sale to Spirit AeroSystems and the sale of its regional aircraft business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
“Notably, all of this was accomplished during one of the most challenging periods for the transportation industry,” said Martel. “With the strategic repositioning close to completion, Steeve has chosen to purse new challenges outside the company and we wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.”