Luciano Butera - Cox Automotive Canada

Luciano Butera

As Group General Counsel, Canada & Head of Risk, Luciano offers strategic, business-focused, legal advice to the over 10 Canadian Cox Automotive business units as well as provides the organization’s proactive risk management direction 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 held roles as Head of Legal, Canada for Cox Automotive where he offered proactive legal guidance to the Canadian Cox Automotive business units. Prior to that, as 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’s Degree; he continued his academic studies by obtaining a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

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.