Leadership Team

Chris DiFrancesco

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Chris DiFrancesco joined Telesat as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2009 and is responsible for the overall management of legal affairs and procurement for the company.  Prior to joining Telesat, Chris served as Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Corel Corporation. Previously, he was Associate Counsel at the National Hockey League Players’ Association and prior to that was in private practice with Gowling, Strathy & Henderson.

Mr. DiFrancesco attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his Bachelor Engineering Science (Mechanical) degree in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1989.