Jean-Louis Bellemare

Member of Capital Resources Committee and Human Resources & Compensation Committee

 Independent Trustee

Jean-Louis Bellemare is the founder and Chairman of Farm Boy Company Inc. (“Farm Boy”), which is one of the fastest growing and most successful food retailers in Ontario. Under Mr. Bellemare’s leadership, Farm Boy was named one of the best-managed companies in Canada in 2011. Mr. Bellemare brings over 40 years of retail expertise in operations, corporate strategy and executive leadership. He has a proven track record of strategic leadership, operational efficiency and value creation having scaled Farm Boy up to 42 locations. In 2012, he was a key lead in the negotiations for the sale of Farm Boy to Berkshire Partners. Subsequently, Mr. Bellemare was a key strategic advisor to facilitate the sale of Farm Boy to Empire Company Inc. in 2018.