Ms. Gien is the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, appointed in 2016. In this role, she provides strategic and legal advice, executes transactions across Capstone’s renewable energy development portfolio and operating facilities, and has oversight of the corporation’s corporate governance, litigation, and securities compliance matters.
Ms. Gien has extensive professional experience in the energy, infrastructure and finance industries in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Capstone in 2014, she was a lawyer at Infrastructure Ontario, where she had a lead legal role in the procurement of large complex transportation and hospital projects for the Province of Ontario. Before that, she practiced law with Torys LLP’s infrastructure and energy department, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP’s financial services department and Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s project finance group. On a pro bono basis, Ms Gien represented the non-profit Evergreen in connection with the financing of its redevelopment of the Don Valley Brick Works industrial pad in Toronto, Ontario.
Ms. Gien holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with distinction, in Finance from McGill University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. She also holds a Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law.