Metro Inc has announced appointed Francois Thibault as senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). The Canadian supermarket and pharmaceuticals group said the appointment is effective from 1 August 2012.
Thibault will lead the company’s financial management and reporting functions, as well as treasury and investor relations, legal affairs, strategic planning and corporate development. He joins Metro from Bombardier, where since 1999 he has held various strategic positions and was appointed vice president, finance of Bombardier Aerospace in 2009. Prior to 1999, Thibault held senior financial positions with large companies in the printing and telecommunications industries.
Thibault will succeed Richard Dufresne, who in February became CFO at George Weston, owners of rival supermarket chain Loblaw, after six years with Metro.
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