Riyaz Lalani
Riyaz Lalani

Riyaz Lalani has joined Gagnier Communications as managing director in the Toronto office of the New York-headquartered financial communications firm.

He has extensive experience in handling IR, M&As, shareholder activism, litigation support, short seller defense and crisis communications.

Lalani helmed Bayfield Strategy financial PR shop; served as COO of Kingsdale Shareholder Services, which is Canada’s largest proxy firm; held the chief corporate officer job at The Supreme Cannabis Company, and most recently was president of Corsia Strategy, a consultancy.

He joins GC managing director Louise Kozier in Toronto. She did a four-year stint at Edelman and a 15-year run at Longview Communications & Public Affairs before joining GC last September.

Dan Gagnier launched his firm in 2016 after he spent 16 years at Sard Verbinnen & Co., where he exited as partner & managing director.