A Conversation with Lino A. Saputo, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, Saputo, Inc.
Lino A. Saputo, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Saputo Inc. He is a graduate of Concordia University. He has been actively involved in the Company’s operations for over 30 years. He first started working in Saputo’s plants when he was only 13 years old, and nine years later became an Administrative Assistant. Through the years, Lino A. Saputo, Jr. has held several positions including Vice President, Operations and Engineering; Executive Vice President Operations; and President, Cheese Division (USA). In 2004, he was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and in 2011, he was elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.
Saputo has truly evolved since its founding in 1954. Today, Lino A. Saputo, Jr. oversees this prosperous Québec-based company comprised of 12,000 employees within 53 plants worldwide. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina, among the top three
cheese producers in the United States, and serves customers in over 40 countries.
Known for their community involvement, Lino A. Saputo, Jr. and his family support multiple organizations. They also contribute to various projects and initiatives. Moreover, their commitment to sports, specically soccer, is noteworthy. Lino A. Saputo, Jr. sits on the Board of Directors of Transcontinental Inc. and acts as a member of their Human Resources and Compensation Committee. In addition, he was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Canada and is a member of their Human Resources Committee.
Admission free but space is limited.