Sobeys Selects Yves Laverdière as President of the Quebec Business Unit
- by Jessica Donnel
STELLARTON, NS - Sobeys' Quebec business unit has found its new President in 19-year division veteran Yves Laverdière. Laverdière is being appointed in place of former President Claude Tessier, who announced his leave from the company to be the new Chief Financial Officer of Canadian convenience store Couche-Tard.
As mentioned above, Laverdière served for 19 years as a senior leader within the Quebec business unit which he will now head. Most recently, Laverdière served as the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Sobey’s IGA banner.
“Yves is a well respected, experienced food executive who understands all aspects of our business in Quebec,” explains President & CEO of Sobeys, Marc Poulin, in a statement. “He is well positioned to continue advancing our Joy of Eating Better strategy and executing our plan to serve the needs of our customers throughout the province. His expertise and insight will also prove of great value for our company as a whole.”
Laverdière will be reporting to Poulin and in addition to his duties as division President, will serve as a member of the Sobeys Inc. Leadership Committee. A company press release stipulates that his appointment is effective immediately.