Agostino Russo serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Teranet Inc.
Before joining Teranet in May 2011, Russo was Vice President and General Counsel at BCE Inc., Canada’s largest communications company. In this role, he led the planning and performance of all legal services for the Bell Canada consumer businesses including Bell Home Phone, Bell Mobility, Bell Internet and Bell TV. Russo provided strategic legal and business counsel on a broad range of matters including the structuring, drafting and negotiation of major corporate/commercial agreements and the development, marketing, sales and service of a broad range of consumer products. Russo originally joined BCE in 2001 as Senior Counsel and then held a number of progressively more senior roles.
From 1997 to 2001, Russo was Senior Counsel at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the Canadian airport authority responsible for the development and operation of Toronto Pearson International Airport. As Senior Counsel, Russo supported senior management on a wide range of corporate/commercial, real estate and financing issues, including the financing, development, construction and leasing of the $4.4 billion terminal and cargo facilities that are now in place at Pearson comprising the new Terminal 1, renovated Terminal 3 and new airfield development.
From 1991 to 1996, Russo was an associate lawyer at Torys LLP, where he provided legal services to public and private enterprises on a range of complex corporate/commercial and real estate law issues including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and co-ownership arrangements, financing and securities matters.
Russo received his J.D. from the University of Toronto Law School in 1989 and was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1991.