2016 Zenith Award Winners


Fernando Garcia, Nissan Canada, Inc.

Fernando Garcia, Nissan Canada General Counsel, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, is recognized company-wide as a champion of diversity and inclusion. Fernando and the North American Executive Diversity Council work to formulate diversity action plans implemented throughout the company. He transformed the legal department’s culture into one in which diversity and inclusion impact how team members engage with one another and the public. A naturalized Canadian born in Argentina, Fernando is a passionate advocate of diversity in law and an executive of Legal Leaders for Diversity. He regularly speaks on the value of diversity and serves on the advisory board of LSUC’s Law Practice Program, established to ensure all students have an opportunity to article. He was an executive member of the CCCA and a member of its Mentorship and Diversity Committees.