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News | 15 April 2021

Three new appointments to the Sollio Cooperative Group Management Committee

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Montreal, April 15, 2021 - Gaetan Desroches, Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce three appointments to the Management Committee of Sollio Cooperative Group. They include Stéphanie Couturier, who will serve as Vice-President of Communications, Saad Chafki, who will become the new Senior Vice-President of Information Technology, and Marc Gauthier, appointed Vice-President of Human Resources.

 

Stéphanie Couturier

Vice-President of Communications, Sollio Cooperative Group

Stéphanie will start her new role on next April 19th. She is currently Vice-President of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at BMR Group. This appointment marks Stéphanie’s return to Sollio Cooperative Group, where she was Strategic Communications Advisor from 2012 to 2016.

She put her bachelor’s degree in communications from UQAM and excellent management skills to good use in 2015 when establishing an efficient and effective communications sector following Sollio Cooperative Group’s acquisition of BMR Group. Stéphanie also honed her skills at the Quebec Ski Area Association and with the Montréal Canadiens. To learn more about Ms. Couturier's background, click here.

 

Saad Chafki

Senior Vice-President of Information Technology, Sollio Cooperative Group Vice-President, Digital, Information Technology and Projects, Sollio Agriculture

Saad will begin his new role on next April 19th while continuing as Vice-President, Digital, Information Technology and Projects at Sollio Agriculture—a position he has held since 2016. An engineer with a master’s degree in computer science and data science from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) in Rabat in Morocco, Saad also holds an MBA from HEC Montréal. He built his expertise within companies such as Sollio Agriculture, Desjardins, VIA Rail Canada, Standard Life Canada and National Bank of Canada. He is one of the main architects of the digital platform AgConnexion, a farm management space designed to optimize operations by grouping all user tools together. To learn more about Mr. Chafki's background, click here.

 

Marc Gauthier

Vice-President of Human Resources, Sollio Cooperative Group Currently Vice-President of Human Resources at BMR Group,

Marc will take up his new role on next April 26th. With an MBA in Human Resources from HEC-UQAM, a certificate in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Marc is returning to Sollio Cooperative Group, where he served as Senior Director of Compensation, Group Insurance and HRIS from 2008 to 2015. Known for his strategic vision, perseverance and results-oriented management, Marc’s career path includes stints with Mercer and Aon plc. Since 2019, he has sat on the Board of Directors of Dans la rue, an organization that works with homeless youth. To learn more about Mr. Gauthier's background, click here.

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