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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (ATDb.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alain Bouchard

71 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder

Brian Hannasch

53 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jacques D'Amours

63 2014 Co-Founder, Director

Richard Fortin

71 2011 Co-Founder, Director

Real Plourde

69 2014 Co-Founder, Director

Claude Tessier

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Ina Strand

2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Darrell Davis

2019 Executive Vice President - Operations, North America

Hans-Olav Hoidahl

48 2019 Executive Vice President - Operations, Europe

Timothy Miller

54 2019 Executive Vice President - Commercial Optimization

Deborah Lefevre

2019 Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Lewis

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

Melanie Kau

58 2018 Lead Independent Director

Jean Bernier

63 2019 Director

Nathalie Bourque

2012 Independent Director

Eric Boyko

50 2017 Independent Director

Marie-Josee Lamothe

52 2019 Independent Director

Monique Leroux

66 2015 Independent Director

Daniel Rabinowicz

69 2013 Independent Director

Louis Tetu

56 2019 Independent Director

Jean Ayas

2019 Manager, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Alain Bouchard

Mr. Alain Bouchard serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder of the Company. Alain Bouchard has served as the Executive Chairman of Alimentation Couche-Tard since 2014, when he stepped down after 25 years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bouchard opened his first convenience store in Québec in 1980 and founded the companies that grew into Alimentation Couche-Tard. He has over 40 years of experience in the retail industry and worked with his closest collaborators and all staff members to build Alimentation Couche-Tard into the business it is today. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CGI Group Inc. and is a member of its Human Resources Committee. Mr. Bouchard is an Officer of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec. He also has an honorary doctorate in Consumer Sciences from Université Laval in Québec City and an honorary doctorate in Management from McGill University in Montréal.

Brian Hannasch

Mr. Brian P. Hannasch serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Brian Hannasch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Alimentation Couche-Tard since 2014 and served as its Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2014. Under his leadership, the Corporation has grown to be the largest company in Canada in terms of revenue and one of the largest convenience store groups in the world. He joined the Corporation in 2001 as Vice President Operations, U.S. Midwest, and has also served as Senior VicePresident, U.S. Operations (2008 to 2010), Senior Vice President, Western North America (2004 to 2008), VicePresident, Integration (2003 to 2004), where he was responsible for all aspects of U.S. operations. Mr. Hannasch was Vice President of Operations for Bigfoot Food Stores LLC, a 225-unit convenience store chain in the U.S. Midwest acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard in 2001. Prior to that, he was at BP Amoco from 1989 to 2000, and held various positions of increasing responsibility including Vice-President of Marketing for the U.S. Midwest Business Unit. Mr. Hannasch was named 2019 Retailer Executive of the Year by Convenience Store News’ blue-chip panel of c-store industry leaders. He was also named CEO of the year by The Globe and Mail in 2016 and has been a member of the board of directors of the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) since 2016.

Jacques D'Amours

Mr. Jacques D'Amours serves as Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Mr. Jacques D’Amours joined the Corporation as a co-founder in 1980 and worked with his closest collaborators and all staff members to build Alimentation Couche-Tard into the business it is today. He served in a variety of roles during his 34-year career, including Manager of Technical Services, Vice-President of Sales and Vice-President of Administration and Operations. Mr. D’Amours retired from the Corporation in 2014. Mr. D’Amours lives in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec, Canada

Richard Fortin

Mr. Richard Fortin serves as Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Richard Fortin is a co-founder and served as Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011. He joined the Corporation in 1984 and retired as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Before joining Alimentation Couche-Tard, he spent 13 years at several major financial institutions and was Vice-President of Québec for a Canadian bank wholly owned by Société Générale (France). Mr. Fortin served on the board of Transcontinental Inc. from 2004 to 2018 and was Lead Director and Chairman of its Audit Committee, and on National Bank of Canada’s board from 2013 to 2018 as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Fortin also served on the board of Rona Inc. from 2009 to 2013, and on the board of National Bank Life Insurance Company from 2005 to 2018 and was Chairman of its Audit Committee from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Fortin lives in Boucherville, Québec, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts in management with a major in finance from Université Laval in Québec City.

Real Plourde

Mr. Real Plourde serves as Co-Founder, Director of the Company. Réal Plourde was Chairman of the Board from 2011 to 2014. He joined the Corporation in 1984 and served in a variety of roles, including Executive Vice-President from 2010 until his retirement in 2011, Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President of Development, Sales and Operations, and Manager of Technical Services. Mr. Plourde began his career working on various engineering projects in Canada and Africa. Mr. Plourde is chairman of the board of directors of CIMA+ and serves on its Audit Committee. Mr. Plourde and his wife, Ariane Riou, are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Seniors Medal (February 2018), for their sustained community-based volunteer work, especially at the Palliative Care Home in Laval. Mr. Plourde lives in Westmount, Québec, Canada. He has a Master of Business Administration from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal, an engineering degree in applied sciences from Université Laval in Québec City, and is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Claude Tessier

Mr. Claude Tessier CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Couche-Tard, Mr. Tessier held the position of President of the IGA Operations Business Unit at Sobeys Inc. from 2012 to 2016 and was a member of Sobeys Inc. Executive Committee. He joined the management team of Sobeys Quebec Inc. in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Strategic Planning. Mr. Tessier has spent most of his professional career in the Food industry after serving in several finance positions. Prior to his position with Sobeys Inc., Mr. Tessier gained more than 15 years of experience in senior financial leadership positions with Fly Furniture, Provigo and Costco, including in CFO and Vice President roles. He has also held management positions with Mallette International and PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand). Mr. Tessier is Chairman of the Circle K AS Board of Directors, the European division operating Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA, the retail gasoline filling stations. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Maison de soins palliatifs de Laval which provides free of charge quality palliative care. Furthermore, he has been involved with various social and community organizations, most notably the Fondation Charles-Bruneau. He also participated in the fundraising campaign of the Fondation de l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec and participates yearly in the fundraising campaign of the Maison de soins palliatifs de Laval. Mr. Tessier holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1986) and has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1987.

Ina Strand

Ms. Ina Strand serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Ms. Strand was previously Senior VicePresident of Special Projects since 2014, working on many global projects, including the development and introduction of the new global Circle K brand. Ms. Strand joined Statoil Retail Norway AS in 2003 as a People Development manager, and was later appointed Human Resources Director, Customer Offer Director and deputy Vice-President of Operations in Norway before she joined Statoil Fuel & Retail’s Executive leadership team as Executive Vice President of Market Development when the company was publicly listed October 1st, 2010. After the acquisition by Couche-Tard, Ms. Strand held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Europe until 2014. Prior to joining Statoil, Ms. Strand worked five years as analyst, consultant and project manager at the Norwegian office of UK based PA Consulting Group. Ms. Strand holds a Master of Science degree in industrial economics and technology management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

Darrell Davis

Mr. Darrell Davis serves as Executive Vice President - Operations, North America of the Company. Mr. Davis was appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations North America in May 2019, Previously, Mr. Davis served as Senior Vice-President, Operations since May 2012 and prior to that was Vice-President Operations, Florida since March 2011. He was previously Vice-President Operations, U.S. Midwest since December 2005. Previously, he has served CoucheTard as Director of Operations, and later as Director of Marketing within the U.S. Midwest business unit. Mr. Davis joined Couche-Tard in 2002 when it acquired Dairy Mart, where he held the position of Vice-President, Operations. Mr. Davis began his career in the convenience store industry over 30 years ago. He holds a bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Louisville..

Hans-Olav Hoidahl

Mr. Hans-Olav Hoidahl serves as Executive Vice President - Operations, Europe of the Company. Previously, Mr. Høidahl joined Couche-Tard in June 2012 when it acquired Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA and has held the position of Executive Vice-President, Scandinavia since October 1, 2010. He was formerly Vice President for Energy Europe in the Statoil Group since 2006. He joined Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA in 1992 and has held a variety of positions including director for customer service in Norway, manager for regional sales in Scandinavia, sales director for Norway, country manager for energy in Norway and Vice President for energy operations. Mr. Høidahl holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Management.

Timothy Miller

Mr. Timothy Alexander Miller serves as Executive Vice President - Commercial Optimization of the Company. Mr. Miller joined Alimentation Couche-Tard in 2012 as Director of Operations. In October of 2012 he was named Vice President Fuels, and in November of 2016 he was named SVP Global Fuels. He was named SVP Operations and Global Fuels in December of 2017. He was named EVP Commercial Optimization in May of 2019. He currently has responsibility for Global Fuels, Real Estate, Maintenance and National Wholesale Fuels. Mr. Miller holds a BS in Business Management from Southern Illinois University.

Deborah Lefevre

Ms. Deborah L. Hall Lefevre serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Previously, Ms. Lefevre served as Chief Information Officer since April 2017. She has a vast expertise of almost 30 years in senior information technology leadership. She began her career with Motorola in 1989 as Senior Manager, Information Technology and joined the McDonald's Corporation in 2002, where she held several senior leadership positions in the Information Technology including Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Segment and Corporate Vice President, Global Enterprise, Solutions and Business Transformation. Ms. Lefevre holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Computer Information Processing from Southern Illinois University.

Kevin Lewis

Mr. Kevin Andrew Lewis serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Lewis was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in July 2017 and is responsible for marketing, merchandising and category development activities worldwide. Mr. Lewis has held multiple executive roles in digital and physical retail and technology companies across the globe. He previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Total Wine & More. Previously, Kevin ran the digital, kiosk and subscription businesses while Senior Vice-President of Digital at Blockbuster Entertainment. From 2004 to 2008, Kevin was a member of the executive committee and Chief of Strategy and New Business for Philips Consumer Lifestyle, a division of Royal Philips Electronics. Earlier in his career, Kevin held multiple leadership positions during a ten-year career at the Boston Consulting Group focusing on CPG, retail and technology clients worldwide. Mr. Lewis is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Voltari, a real estate investment company. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD.

Melanie Kau

Mrs. Melanie Kau serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mélanie Kau is a seasoned retailer and corporate director with more than 30 years of experience in creating customer connections. As a retailer she led Naturiste, a 67-store chain of natural supplements and vitamins, to renewed profitability. As President of Mobilia, the largest independent furniture retailer in Eastern Canada, she focused on building the brand and growing the retail network in Québec and Ontario. As a board member Ms. Kau is a member of the board of directors of Aéroports de Montréal where she chairs its Governance and Human Resources Committee. She also serves on the board of a private window and door manufacturer with operations in Québec and Ontario where she is a member of the Human Resources committee. Ms. Kau is passionate about entrepreneurship. She serves as Governor of the Young Chamber of Commerce, where she mentors four young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. She has received several accolades for her business acumen and entrepreneurship, including Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction. Ms. Kau lives in Westmount, Québec, Canada. She has a Master of Business Administration from Concordia and a Master of Journalism from Northwestern University.

Jean Bernier

Mr. Jean Bernier serves as Director of the Company. Jean Bernier is a corporate director and has over 30 years of experience in the fuel convenience store and grocery store sectors of the retail industry. He joined Alimentation Couche-Tard on July 30, 2012 as Group President, Fuel Americas and Operations North East, and served Group President, Global Fuels and North-East Operations from March 15, 2016. He retired from the Corporation effective April 30, 2018. Mr. Bernier previously spent 15 years at Valero Energy Corporation, an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. He was Executive Vice President of Valero Energy Corporation from 2011 to 2012, responsible for the overall operations of Ultramar Ltd, the company’s Canadian subsidiary, all of the US and Canadian retail operations as well as the corporate functions of communications, supply chain management and information services. From 1997 to 2011 he held a number of senior management positions with Ultramar Ltd. and served as President from 1999 to 2011, responsible for its overall operations, and Vice-President, Retail Operations from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining Ultramar Ltd., Mr. Bernier was with Provigo Inc. for nine years and held a number of senior roles including Vice-President, Human Resources, Vice-President, Maxi, Provigo Distribution, Inc. and Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, C. Corp. Inc. Mr. Bernier has been a member of the board of CrossAmerica Partners LP since 2017, and C&E Seafood Canada LP, a private company, since 2018. He is also a member of the board of the Montréal Economic Institute and served on the board of the Canadian Fuels Association from 1999 to 2012 including the role of Chairman from 2007 to 2009. He was a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives from 2004 to 2012, and the Cercle des Présidents du Québec from 1999 to 2017.

Nathalie Bourque

Ms. Nathalie Bourque is no longer serves as Independent Director of the Company effective 9/16/2020. Ms. Nathalie Bourque is a consultant specializing in public relations, government relations and financial communications. She was Vice-President, Public Affairs and Global Communications at CAE Inc. from 2005 until her retirement in 2015. Ms. Bourque was a partner at NATIONAL Public Relations from 1996 to 2005, where she was responsible for numerous financial, biopharmaceutical, retail and entertainment clients. Prior to joining NATIONAL, she worked for various companies and accounting firms in marketing and public relations. Ms. Bourque is a member of the board of Héroux-Devtek Inc. and its Audit Committee. She is also a member of the board of HEXO Corp. and its Audit Committee, and chairs its Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committee. She is a member of the board of Termaco and chairs its Human Resources Committee. She is a former member of the board of Services Financiers CDPQ Inc. She also served as President of the MBA Association and Le Cercle Finance et Placement du Québec and was a member of the board of McGill University. Ms. Bourque lives in Dorval, Québec, Canada. She has an MBA from McGill University and a bachelor of arts from Université Laval.

Eric Boyko

Mr. Eric Boyko CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Eric Boyko is a global entrepreneur who has nearly two decades of experience with start-ups and extensive expertise in early stage business innovations. He co-founded Stingray Group Inc. and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Mr. Boyko founded and was President of eFundraising.com, an e-commerce success story that became a leading player in the North American fundraising industry. Mr. Boyko was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2006. Mr. Boyko’s passion for extreme sports and world travel fuels his drive for business excellence. He serves on the board of directors of Stingray Group Inc. and Bouclair Inc. He is an active participant in many philanthropic endeavours and is a member of the Montréal Canadiens Children’s Foundation’s board of directors. Mr. Boyko lives in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is a graduate with great distinction of McGill University, and has a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in accounting and entrepreneurship

Marie-Josee Lamothe

Ms. Marie-Josee Lamothe serves as Independent Director of the Company. Marie Josée Lamothe is an expert in global branding and product development as well as omnichannel profitability with over 25 years of experience in the competitive digital and consumer products world. Ms. Lamothe is a Professor of Practice at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University and the Director of McGill’s Dobson Center for Entrepreneurship. She is also President of Tandem International, an advisory firm specializing in profit-driven omnichannel retailing. From 2014 to 2018, she was a Managing Director at Google in Canada and from 2002 to 2014, she held several executive positions at L’Oréal, including International Marketing Director in France, and Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Corporate Communications Officer in Canada. Ms. Lamothe serves on other boards, among which Lightspeed POS Inc. and the Desjardins Group, and was a director of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. from July 2016 until the privatization of the company in May 2018. Ms. Lamothe has been awarded the Desautels Achievement award by McGill University, which recognizes individuals who serve as role models for students in their education, career, and philanthropic contributions and she received an honoree diploma from the Université de Montréal for her contribution to the advancement of our society. Ms. Lamothe was named one of the Top 10 women in tech in Canada by Boardlist, one of Canada’s Marketers of the Year by Strategy magazine. Forbes Magazine and Social Media Magazine in the U.S. named Ms. Lamothe as one of the Top Marketing Minds To Follow on social media in North America, and Canadian Business magazine named her one of Canada's 40 Global Leaders. Ms. Lamothe lives in Montréal, Québec, Canada. She is a graduate of the Université de Montréal with degrees in Mathematics and Economics with honours, and from INSEAD's L’Oréal’s Executive Management program.

Monique Leroux

Ms. Monique F. Leroux serves as Independent Director of the Company. Monique Leroux is a corporate director and has extensive business experience. From 2008 to 2016, Ms. Leroux was the Chair of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. Ms. Leroux is the Chair of the board of Investissement Québec and serves as an independent director on the boards of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, the Michelin Group and S&P Global. She also serves as Strategic Advisor at Fiera Capital Corporation. Ms. Leroux is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur (France) and a Companion of the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and the Investment Industry Hall of Fame. She has also received the Woodrow Wilson Award (United States), the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Québec CPA Order and the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award. Ms. Leroux gives her time and support to several not-for-profit organizations. She was appointed to the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders and is a member of the board of the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Leroux lives in Outremont, Québec, Canada. She has honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities

Daniel Rabinowicz

Mr. Daniel Rabinowicz serves as Independent Director of the Company. Daniel Rabinowicz is an independent marketing and business consultant. He was President of TAXI Montréal, an advertising agency, from 2004 to 2008, and then President of TAXI’s New York office until his retirement in 2009. Prior to that he was at Cossette Communication Group, where he rose to become President of Cossette Montréal and Co-President of Cossette Toronto. Mr. Rabinowicz started his career in advertising with Vickers & Benson in 1975 and acquired experience as a brand manager at Catelli Ltd. before joining Cossette Communication Group in 1985 as Director, Strategic Planning. Mr. Rabinowicz is a member of the board of directors of Reitmans (Canada) Limited where he is Chairman of the Board and serves on the Corporate Governance and Human Resources and Compensation Committees. He is also a director of Wafu Inc. and the Montréal Holocaust Museum. Mr. Rabinowicz is the founder and former President of Bénévolat d’entraide aux communicateurs, a non-profit organization that helps professionals in the communications industry deal with their personal, professional or financial problems, and remains on the organization’s management committee. Mr. Rabinowicz lives in Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada. He has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

Louis Tetu

Mr. Louis Tetu serves as Independent Director of the Company. Louis Têtu is an award-winning entrepreneur and business executive with 30 years of experience in international technology businesses. Mr. Têtu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coveo Solutions Inc., a global provider of artificial intelligence powered business solutions for ecommerce, customer service and workplace applications. Prior to Coveo, Mr. Têtu co-founded Taleo Corporation, a leading international provider of cloud software for talent and human capital management, acquired by Oracle for US$1.9 billion in 2012. Mr. Têtu was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors from the company’s inception in 1999 through 2007. Prior to Taleo, Mr. Têtu was President of Baan SCS, the supply-chain management solutions group of Baan, a global enterprise software company. This followed Baan’s acquisition of Berclain Group inc., which he co-founded in 1989 and where he served as President until 1996. Mr. Têtu also serves on the boards of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services inc. and PetalMD, a leading cloud applications provider in the medical sector. Mr. Têtu is involved in private equity across multiple business sectors. In 1997 Mr. Têtu was honoured by Université Laval for his outstanding social contributions and business achievements. He also received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award in the Technology and Communication category. Mr. Têtu lives in Québec City, Québec, Canada. He is an Engineering graduate from Université Laval in Québec City and a commercially licensed helicopter pilot.

Jean Ayas

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