Twenty-seven young leaders in the grocery trade were recognized Monday (Nov. 20) with Canadian Grocer’s Generation Next Award.
Awards were presented during a ceremony at GroceryConnex, held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Now in its 13th year, the Generation Next Awards recognizes emerging leaders and innovative thinkers under 40 who are having an impact on the grocery industry not only today, but in the years ahead.
The 2023 winners are below.
Philippe Archambault, Vice-President Revenue Management, Category Management, A. Lassonde
Jeff Robertson, Director, Environment and Sustainability, Bimbo Canada
Emilie Engerdahl, Content Manager, Calgary Co-op
Nieko Arnini, Manager, Human Resources, Conagra Brands Canada
Courtney Robertson, Food Business Systems Planning & Design Manager, Federated Co-operatives Limited
Julia Baldaro, Senior Brand Manager, Snacks, General Mills Canada
Leila Keshavjee, Founder & CEO, Happy Pops
Casey Eleusiniotis, Chief Development Officer, Jonluca Neal
Robin Poulain, Director of Sales, KIND Canada
Savith Miranda,Associate Director, Sobeys – National, Kraft Heinz Canada
Ryan Scanzano, Business Development Manager, Kruger Products
Natalie DeJong, Senior Brand Manager, Lactalis Canada
Maral Cheleyeva, Senior Manager, Analytical & Data Platforms, Loblaw
Nicole Lin, Senior Data Scientist, Loblaw
Paolo Leone, Store Manager, Longo's
Allison Benner, Senior Manager, Communications, Learning & Development, Longo's
Garima Dua, Sourcing Manager – Primary Packaging, Maple Leaf Foods
Ramzi Cotran, Senior Key Account Manager, Mars Wrigley Canada
Nick Derkach, Manager, Labour Management, Metro
Tatiana Njensi, Senior Manager, DC Automation & Continuous Improvement, Metro
Mark Salhany, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods Walden
Brooke Nelson-St Dennis, Store Manager, Save-On-Foods Brocklehurst
Julie van Wyck, Head of Corporate Strategy & Development, Sobeys
Chantelle Scola, Manager, Procurement, UNFI Canada
Rameez Gulam, Business Unit Lead – Ice Cream, Unilever Canada
Hailey Vasyliw, Senior OMNI Merchant, Commercial Bread, Walmart Canada
Hussain Bandali, Senior Director, Store Layout & Experience, Walmart Canada
Learn more about this year’s Generation Next winners in the December issue of Canadian Grocer and soon on CanadianGrocer.com.
See the 2023 winners in the gallery below.