Sobeys has found its new Quebec business unit President this week. Yves Laverdière is being appointed in place of Claude Tessier, who announced his leave just last month in order to become the new Chief Financial Officer of Canadian convenience store Couche-Tard.
Laverdière has gained experience over the last 19 years as a senior leader within the Quebec business unit, most recently 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,” shared 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 now report directly to Poulin, as well as be employed as a member of the Sobeys Inc. Leadership Committee. According to the company, his appointment is effective immediately.