Lionel Ettedgui, EVP North America
Lionel Ettedgui is the Group’s Executive Vice President for the North America region. Ettedgui has been appointed EVP Region America since September 2019. He has more 20 years’ experience in the operations of international large-scale corporations. Prior to joining the Group, Ettedgui was the President and CEO of Colabor Group. In addition, Ettedgui served more than 6 years as President and Chief operating officer of Saputo Bakery division until it was sold to Grupo Bimbo in 2015. In 2005, he founded Kooll Desserts, a state-of-the-art dairy plant with products listed at all retailers in Canada, the Company was sold to Liberté (Yoplait Group) in 2008. In addition, Ettedgui has held various executive positions in Europe and Africa within trade, operations management and business development.
Ettedgui has also served on the board of directors of several companies including 7 years at Montreal
Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation and 7 years at CTAQ (Quebec Food processing council). Ettedgui holds a degree in Business from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion. Current directorships and senior management positions: Elopak Canada (board member), Elopak Inc. (board member), Envases (board member) and IY (board member). Previous directorships and senior management positions last five years: Mito Sushi (member of advisory board), 123KLAN (member of advisory board), Fondation Hopital Sacre Coeur (board member) and Groupe Colabor (president and CEO).