Riyaz Lalani is the Chief Corporate Officer at The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. and focuses on activities that require cross-functional expertise. Mr. Lalani specializes in financial transactions, shareholder actions, crisis communications and media relations. As the founder and CEO of leading communications and stakeholder relations firm Bayfield Strategy, Inc., Mr. Lalani has extensive experience working with public companies, boards of directors, shareholders and the media. He has been involved with more than 150 shareholder actions and dozens of hostile M&A transactions.
Before founding Bayfield, Mr. Lalani was the Chief Operating Officer of Canada’s largest proxy firm, where he co-led the firm’s efforts to provide confidential strategic and governance advice to more than a dozen large-cap public companies to protect against potential or threatened dissident actions. He was also previously employed by an international asset manager for 10 years in New York and Toronto, including as its director of research for several years.
Mr. Lalani is a director of a TSX-V listed company, a director of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and a past director of three public companies.