Montréal — Gaétan Desroches, CEO of La Coop fédérée, is proud to announce the appointment of Sébastien Léveillé to the position of CEO of Sollio Agriculture. In addition to this appointment, Sébastien Léveillé will also continue his duties as Executive Vice-President of the Agri-business Division of La Coop fédérée.
“Sébastien Léveillé’s appointment underlines his outstanding contribution to the organization’s development across Canada in the past several years, including the completion of a number of strategic acquisitions in his sector. In an industry with multiple challenges, Sébastien will continue to leverage his leadership and commitment to farmers and regional economic prosperity,” says Gaétan Desroches.
“This appointment completes the governance strategy for our three divisions, Sollio Agriculture, Olymel and Groupe BMR, and is part of the development plan for La Coop fédérée, led by Gaétan Desroches. On behalf of the Board of Directors of La Coop fédérée and on my own behalf, I applaud this appointment, which will allow Sébastien to pursue Sollio Agriculture’s growth and development plan,” says Ghislain Gervais, President of La Coop fédérée.
Sébastien Léveillé has a bachelor’s degree in agri-food management and economics from Université Laval (2003) and an MBA from Université de Sherbrooke’s management school (2015). In 2002, he joined La Coop fédérée’s network as General Manager of La Coop Pont-Rouge, located in the Québec City area, where he achieved a successful financial turnaround and a return to profitability. In 2008, he joined La Coop fédérée as Director of Marketing. Given his successful track record, he was appointed Vice-President, Business Development and Communications, and then Executive Vice-Président, Agri-business, in 2014.
As CEO of Sollio Agriculture, Sébastien Léveillé will lead a group of 1,100 employees in facilities all across the country.Source : La Coop fédérée