Lino A. Saputo, chair of the board, president and CEO at Saputo Inc., has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada honours Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to the country.
Saputo’s founder Emanuele (Lino) Saputo was appointed into the Order of Canada in 2012.
Lino is being recognized for his contributions to Canadian business as a corporate leader and his philanthropic ventures supporting charitable organizations.
“It is with great pride and appreciation that I join the Order of Canada. This is a true honour made possible by the support of my wife, my family, my community, and the unwavering passion of our over 19,000 loyal employees who continually inspire me by embodying our Saputo values every single day,” Lino said in a statement.
Lino has been actively involved in the company’s operations for over 35 years and has held the position of CEO since 2004. He was named chair of the board in 2017, having previously been appointed vice chair in 2011.
He previously sat on the board of directors of Transcontinental Inc. and is a member of the National Bank of Canada and Global Dairy Platform Inc. boards of directors.
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