Ralph Lutes was appointed Executive Director and General Manager, Teck China, in October 2014, having previously held the position of Vice President, Asian Affairs. Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Lutes practiced corporate and commercial law in Stikeman Elliott LLP’s Toronto, Hong Kong and Vancouver offices. Ralph has also served as Managing Director and Counsel with CIBC World Markets in Singapore with responsibility for the Far East and Australia, including offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and Perth. Ralph holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Queen’s University. He has also been a sessional lecturer in corporate governance at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.