Louis-Martin Richer - Chief Risk and Ethics Officer
GENIVAR announced that Louis-Martin Richer, previously Chief Risk Officer of the Company, was nominated to the role of Chief Risk and Ethics Officer during the first quarter of 2013. He is responsible for overseeing, developing and integrating ethics policies and procedures across the Company, with the objective of driving high ethical standards and compliance across the Company's business. Mr. Richer's extensive experience in risk management, and his background with GENIVAR and the industry, make him the ideal candidate to lead the ethics and risk team.
Mr. Richer joined GENIVAR in 2006 as Chief Legal Officer and was promoted to the position of Chief Risk Officer in 2011. During the last few years, he has been counseling the Company on contractual matters, insurance, professional liability and overall enterprise risk management strategies.
Prior to occupying such roles, he practiced as a litigator in several recognized Montreal law firms. His main areas of practice included professional liability, construction, insurance and class action litigation. Mr. Richer holds Bachelors of Law and Political Sciences and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
STRENGTHENING OF THE LEGAL TEAM
As it sets strong foundations for its future growth, GENIVAR has also strengthened its legal team, by making the following appointment:
Valery Zamuner - Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Valery Zamuner joined the Company as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. In her new role, Ms. Zamuner will hold overall responsibility for legal affairs and will focus, among other things, on aspects related to acquisitions, as well as on partnerships and other investments and financing. She will also be the Company's corporate secretary.
Ms. Zamuner brings with her experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law in the areas of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate finance and private investment funds. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Zamuner served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. and Mason Graphite Inc. Previously she was General Counsel, Vice President Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary for Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd (CLM), and played a central role in negotiating and concluding the C$4.9B final sale of CLM to Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest ever acquisitions of a North American iron ore company. Ms. Zamuner also held the position of Director and Legal Counsel at PSP Investments, a Canadian pension fund manager, where she was lead counsel on several high profile Canadian and International M&A and Private Equity fund transactions, working closely with the real estate, infrastructure and private equity business units. She began her career as a corporate and securities lawyer at the Montreal offices of Denton Canada LLP (formerly Fraser Milner Casgrain). Ms. Zamuner holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Laval University and an MBA from Concordia University, John Molson School of Business. She is a member of the Quebec Bar.
The Meeting was covered by an audio webcast, available on GENIVAR's website in the Annual Meeting Section http://www.genivar.com/en/investors/AGM/Pages/default.aspx.
Certain information regarding GENIVAR contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Certain information contained herein regarding GENIVAR's 2013-2015 are objectives of the Company and do not constitute forward-looking statements nor should be construed as future-oriented financial information, financial outlooks or guidance on the Company's future performance. Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. These statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations of Management regarding growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities of the Company or its industry. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements reflect current beliefs of Management and are based on certain factors and assumptions. Although GENIVAR believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. GENIVAR's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and by the complete version of the cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements as well as a description of the relevant assumptions and risk factors likely to affect GENIVAR's actual or projected results which are included in the Management Discussion and Analysis for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and GENIVAR does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws.
The Company, through its combination with WSP, is one of the world's leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. It has approximately 15,000 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists and architects, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 300 offices, across 35 countries, on every continent. www.genivar.com
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