Aldo Bensadoun and the company he turned into a big-league player

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Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) founded Aldo Shoes as a Le Château exclusive in 1972, then opened the first standalone ALDO store in 1987. Today, the ALDO Group is a major player in the shoe field, with locations in 95 countries. Throughout, Mr. Bensadoun has maintained an interest in corporate culture as an engine for doing good. He says that when he founded his shoe company, he “wanted to create a model of what [he] believed society should be.” ALDO was an early fundraiser for the fight against AIDS, and also fundraises for cancer research. 

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