Jean-Michel Coutu has been named president of The Jean Coutu Group, Metro’s Quebec-based pharmacy division.
He takes over the post from Alain Champagne, who will be leaving the business in September to become president and chief executive officer of a privately held Quebec company operating in a different sector.
Metro stated the executives will work closely together until Champagne's exit to ensure a smooth transition.
Champagne joined Metro in 2019 and helped lead the merger of the Jean Coutu Group and Metro.
“He leaves our pharmacy division, our banners and our pharmacist owners well positioned for the future. We thank him for his contributions and leadership and wish him well in his new position,” Metro said in a press release.