Luciano Butera - Cox Automotive Canada

Luciano Butera

As Group General Counsel, Canada & Head of Risk, Luciano offers proactive, business-focused, legal advice to the over 10 Canadian Cox Automotive business units and reports to the Canadian and international leadership teams.

Previous to his current position, Luciano’s client engagements included work in the renewable energy and financial services industries. Most recently, he was the Director of Legal & Risk, Canada, NextGear Capital where he was an integral part of Cox’s financial services business’ meteoric rise as Canada’s leading non-bank/non-captive automotive floorplan company. During this time, Luciano was instrumental in developing and initiating many legal, risk and lending protocols that supported the company’s record-breaking performance. 

Luciano graduated from York University in Toronto, Ontario with an Honours Bachelor Degree; he continued his academic studies by obtaining a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Known for offering insightful and structured legal advice, and for his admirable leadership skills, Luciano leverages his vast knowledge in the automotive industry by offering pragmatic and collaborative solutions to the Canadian Leadership Team.