Galen Weston, Jr.

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Weston at Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens Opening, on November 30, 2011

Galen G. Weston (born December 19, 1972), also known as Galen Weston Jr., is a Canadian businessman and the current executive chairman and President[1] of Loblaw Companies Limited. He is the son of Willard Gordon Galen Weston and Hilary Weston.

Mr. Weston graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. and from Columbia University with an M.B.A. He took over Loblaw Companies Ltd. in October 2006. Beforehand, he had held positions in the company for eight years and was a member on their Board of Directors. At that point the company was worth around $9 billion.[2]

Weston has been featured in a number of recent television and radio commercials for Loblaws and its President's Choice line of products. Many of these ads have focused on a new environmentally friendly image for Loblaws,[3] with others dealing with the semi-annual PC Insider's Report.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loblaw executive chairman Weston takes on president's role" Reuters Canada. Web. 17 Jul. 2014.<http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKBN0FM1A020140717>
  2. ^ "Galen Weston Jr. Takes over at Loblaws." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Jan. 2010. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0012979>.
  3. ^ "Memories of Excellence - The Globe and Mail." News from Canada and the world - The Globe and Mail. Web. 15 Jan. 2010. <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/article737906.ece>.