Luisa Girotto


As director, public affairs, Luisa has overall responsibility for external, executive and partner communications, government affairs and global responsibility (CSR) for Starbucks Coffee Canada.   She is a driven leader, who cares about people, outstanding performance, and nurturing high-functioning and values-led cultures.  She joined Starbucks three years ago, and is passionately leading the Opportunity Youth investments to create pathways to employment for Canada’s most disconnected youth. Over her 20-year career, Luisa has held several senior leadership roles that delivered both high-growth business performance and positive social impact, most recently as Canada General Manager of upcycling company TerraCycle, and vice-president of North America Corporate Affairs for Cadbury North America.

Luisa holds an Honours B.A. in French and Political Science from the University of Toronto; Certificat, français langue seconde from Université Laval ; and a Public Relations Certificate from Ryerson Polytechnic University.  An avid yoga enthusiast, Luisa is also the co-author of An Honest Living.  She lives with her family in Toronto.