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Sollio Cooperative Group holds 102nd annual general meeting

Board of Directors composition announced

CA 2024

Montréal, March 1, 2024 – Following Sollio Cooperative Group’s 102nd annual general meeting (AGM), the Board of Directors held its first meeting this morning to elect its chair and vicechairs. Through a democratic voting process, the board members elected:

-Richard Ferland as chair

-David Mercier as vicechair

-Jean Bissonnette as vicechair

Welcoming a new director

Sollio Cooperative Group welcomed a new director to its board today.

Alain Laflamme is a member of Agiska Coopérative’s board of directors. He has 24 years of experience in agricultural cooperative management and specializes in pork and field crop production. He served as vicechair of La Coop Comax’s board for six years and as chair of the audit committee for 14 years. He has chaired Agiska Coopérative’s audit, finance and risk management committee since 2022. He has also served on the boards of SOCODEVI and Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Hyacinthe – Centre de services Les Salines. Alain served on the Cooperative Pork Network’s board of directors as vice-chair for eight years, as acting chair for one year, and as chair from April 2022 to April 2023.

The terms of seven other directors were renewed.

“On behalf of myself and the board, I’d like to extend my warmest thanks to outgoing director Ghislain Gervais, who served on our board for 13 years, including 7 as chair,” said Board Chair Richard Ferland at the AGM. “I’d like to thank him for all the work he’s done, his contribution to the cooperative model, his vision in implementing the 2020 project, which helped reposition the network, and his dedication to Québec’s agricultural industry.”

The board composition for 2024–2025 is as follows:

Sector 1: Richard Ferland, Adrien Pitre, Patrick Soucy and Denis Lévesque

Sector 2: Marc-André Roy, Jeannine Chartrand and Jean-François Roy

Sector 3: Jean Bissonnette, Guy Labrecque and Alain Laflamme

Sector 4: David Mercier, Cathy Fraser and Normand Lapointe  

Sector 5: Lucie Boies

Sector 6: Sophie Gendron

Guest directors: François R. Roy and Paule Têtu

Sollio Cooperative Group’s 2023 annual report and corporate and cooperative responsibility report are available on the website. They contain detailed information such as the management report, the consolidated financial statements, the results of the company’s divisions, and the company’s corporate responsibility results and global action plan.


About Sollio Cooperative Group

Sollio Cooperative Group is Canada’s largest agricultural cooperative with roots in Québec. Since 1922, it has been busy growing, rearing, farming and processing—thereby building the economy of tomorrow. These daily actions are part of the DNA of its 15,952 employees. With more than 120,000 members, farmers and consumers grouped into 42 traditional agricultural and consumer cooperatives, Sollio Cooperative Group helps feed people by bringing prosperity to farm families and ensuring a sustainable future for everyone. Through its three divisions—Sollio Agriculture, Olymel L.P. and BMR Group Inc.—it proudly acts as a driving force for economic and social development rooted in rural communities. Sollio Cooperative Group generates $8.3 billion in sales and has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte for the third year in a row. To learn more about Sollio Cooperative Group, visit

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Sollio Cooperative Group

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