Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2021

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6 PEOPLE MOVES Carolyn Calwell appointed by Ontario Energy Board Ontario Energy Board has appointed Carolyn Calwell as chief of corporate services and general counsel. In her new role, Calwell has accountability for HR, finance, public affairs, legal, information technology, facilities and strategic policy at the OEB — Ontario's independent regulator of the electricity and natural gas sectors. Calwell brings a wealth of experience from the energy sector, having worked at the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. Her other experience includes a stint as legal director at the ministries of energy, economic development and growth, research, innovation and science, and infrastructure. Kerry O'Reilly Wilks joins board at TransAlta Renewables Kerry O'Reilly Wilks has been named to the board of directors of the publicly- traded company TransAlta Renewables Inc. O'Reilly Wilks has been at TransAlta Corporation for three years and currently holds the title of executive vice-president, legal, commercial and external affairs. Her portfolio spans legal, commercial, sustainability, policy, government relations, stakeholder engagement, Indigenous affairs, regulatory and market policy, corporate secretarial, governance and trading compliance. Before this position, she was head of legal, North Atlantic & UK, at global mining company Vale. In this role, she oversaw all issues of the business arising in North America and the UK. ANDREW KAIKAI has joined Danone Canada as senior legal counsel, effective June 14. Kaikai's portfolio includes marketing and advertising support as well as commercial contracts for the multinational food manufacturer. He is also responsible for assessing legal risks and helping to shape Danone Canada's legal and compliance frameworks, ultimately promoting and protecting the business. Before joining Danone, Kaikai spent two years at the cannabinoid company Cronos Group, where he primarily worked on intellectual property matters. He has also worked as an intellectual property associate and trademark agent at Ridout & Maybee LLP. "The opportunity to work at a large global company doesn't come along every day, so I was pleased to take this new role," says Kaikai. "It's also great to have a chance to work for a much leaner team with more responsibility and the possibility of having the final word on certain issues, which isn't always possible in a larger team." Danone's legal team consists of just four people, including the general counsel. Kaikai is looking forward to learning more and working on each of the brands at Danone, many of which are household names worldwide. "The brands I'm working with now are generally available brands. They are in grocery stores, they are everywhere really, and they appeal to a wide audience, so just being able to work on marketing campaigns and advertising review for brands that everyone knows is something I'm looking forward to quite a lot," he says. Although he will be less focused on intellectual property than he was in his prior role at Cronos, Kaikai expects to advise global teams on local IP issues, including the IP ramifications of taglines and advertising campaigns. He also looks forward to observing how Canadian and international IP issues intersect, and working to protect the global brand while maintaining a local focus. "I'm fortunate to be at a company that's quite established and has a long history of very solid processes that work very well," says Kaikai. Kaikai attended law school at the University of Ottawa, where he graduated magna cum laude and in the top five of his graduating class. Andrew Kaikai joins legal team at Danone Former Cronos lawyer supports marketing and advertising for global brands • IP lawyer and registered trademark agent • Attended law school at the University of Ottawa • Undergraduate degree in Honours Nanotechnology Engineering • Freelance photographer "I'm fortunate to be at a company that's quite established and has a long history of very solid processes that work very well." Andrew Kaikai

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