Mr. Lande is the Chief Financial Officer of FXCM, a foreign exchange brokerage firm. Formerly, he was managing partner and Chief Operating Officer of Riveredge Capital Partners LLC. Prior to Riveredge Capital, Mr. Lande worked for over 16 years within the BCE/Bell Canada group where his last position was Chief Financial Officer of Telecom Américas Ltd., a joint venture between Bell Canada International, AT&T (then SBC Communications) and America Movil. Mr. Lande is chartered financial analyst and holds an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from McGill University. Mr. Lande was on the Board of Paladin Labs from 1995 to 2014.
DR. Shafiq Qaadri, MD, HBA, MPP
Dr. Qaadri is a strong advocate of quality Public Healthcare, Education, Diversity and a Just Society. He was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. He has served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children's Services. In 2006 he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's first Minister of Health Promotion.
On October 10, 2007, Dr. Qaadri was re-elected to his second term in the Ontario Provincial Parliament, and re-elected again to his third term in October 2011. He currently serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services.
Dr. Qaadri graduated from Upper Canada College in 1982, and from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. During his academic career, he won several scholarships and awards, including an English-Speaking Union Essay Prize to Oxford University, a Canadian National Debating Championship, a Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery, and a Senator Thompson Fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania.
As a physician, the multilingual Dr. Qaadri has published and presented more than 700 articles on a variety of medical topics. He has appeared on more than 1000 radio and television shows.
Dr. Qaadri and his wife have two children.
He is honoured to be the Member of Provincial Parliament serving the people of Etobicoke North, for whom he is an eloquent and fierce advocate.
Olga Torres is the Managing Member of Torres Law, PLLC. Ms. Torres concentrates her practice in the areas of customs and international trade law, anti-corruption compliance, and industrial security matters.
In the area of U.S. export control, Ms. Torres counsels clients on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the various embargo and sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). She regularly represents clients before the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
In the area of customs, Ms. Torres advises clients on import compliance matters, including customs rulings, classification, country of origin, special duty programs such as NAFTA, focused assessments, C-TPAT, and seizures of goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She also assists with antidumping/countervailing duty matters before the Import Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Ms. Torres also has experience representing companies in transactions subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and advises on measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).
Regarding anti-corruption matters, Ms. Torres counsels clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws. She has developed compliance programs and provided training for her clients. She also has experience conducting sensitive internal investigations, in English and Spanish, related to FCPA compliance.
Recent representative matters have involved the following:
- Conduct audits and due diligence in mergers and acquisitions
- Establishing and effectively maintaining export and import compliance programs
- Prepare export licenses, technical assistance and manufacturing license agreements
- Prepare commodity jurisdiction, classification requests (CCATS)
- Assist with technology transfers and deemed exports
- Assist in associated enforcement actions
- Conduct internal investigations
- Preparing ITAR, EAR, and Census voluntary disclosures
- Assist importers with Customs audits and prepare prior disclosures
- Assist with import and export classification projects
- Prepare anti-dumping scope ruling requests
- File OFAC voluntary self-disclosure
- Prepare FCPA manuals and conduct training
Ms. Torres is a frequent speaker and moderator. She has lectured on export controls and international trade for organizations, universities and government agencies in different countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico, Thailand, France, and Canada.
She was previously an attorney in the International & Cross Border Transactions group at Holland & Knight LLP in Washington, D.C.