Stephen Lautens

Stephen Lautens

JD

Biography

Stephen Lautens has extensive experience as a senior executive in communications, business development and investor relations roles. He has been a key member of management during the growth and successful sale of public and private corporations. Stephen left his private law practice to become Vice President – Business Development of The Workflow Automation Corporation (“WFA”), a software company with middleware solutions for banks, government, major corporations, and other software vendors. WFA was sold BEA Systems/Oracle. Stephen was also one of the founders of Internet Incubation Inc., a technology incubator for innovative startups.

In 2005, Stephen joined Inter-Citic Minerals, a TSX-listed gold exploration company with a major project in China, as its Vice President – Corporate Communications. Inter-Citic was then sold to Western Mining Group Co. Ltd. (PRC) for $260 million. Stephen then joined as Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Angkor Resources Corp, a TSXV-listed oil and gas exploration company operating in Cambodia.

Stephen has been a Governor of Canada’s National Newspaper Awards for over 15 years and in 2010 founded a Canadian registered charity that supports, among other causes, microfinance for women entrepreneurs in the developing world. He has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of London (UK) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has served as president of the Toronto Press Club, the National Club, and the Lawyers Club.