Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> November 29, 1999

Douglas B. Stewart – Sobeys Inc (

DOUGLAS B. STEWART is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sobeys, Inc., now the second-largest food distributor in Canada, headquartered in Nova Scotia. Throughout his 32-year career in the Canadian food industry, he has developed operational and senior management experience in corporate and franchised supermarkets, as well as wholesale and foodservice distribution in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 13, 1940, Mr. Stewart and his family emigrated to Canada in 1967. He was educated at The Royal High School of Edinburgh, the C.A. Institute of Scotland and Edinburgh University, where he studied Accounting & Business Methods. He is fluent in English and French. Mr. Stewart has also attended various Executive Development Programs at Queen's University and Harvard Business School. Profile
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