Norita Lal-Khara acts as General Counsel and Vice President of Business Operations at S&P, where she leads legal, compliance, human resources, and oversees admin and corporate IT for the Company, and actively participates in a number of the Company’s planning and governance strategies. Norita obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and her Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in Southern California. Norita is currently admitted to practice law in Washington and British Columbia. Norita was previously employed by a national real estate investor and developer of multi-family housing in Seattle, Washington. Since moving back to British Columbia in 2011, Norita practiced corporate and securities law at a boutique law firm in downtown Vancouver, prior to joining S&P. Norita has also previously sat on the board of directors for local charitable organizations.