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Board of Directors

Board Member Audit Human Ressources & Compensation Nomination & Governance
Bekenstein, Joshua
    Joshua Bekenstein
    Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners, LP

    Joshua Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LP (formerly Bain Capital Partners, LLC), a private asset management firm. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners in 1984, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years at Bain & Company, where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein is a member of the board of directors and the chair of the human resources, nomination and governance committee of BRP Inc. Mr. Bekenstein also serves as a director of Waters Corporation, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., Burlington Stores, Inc., and The Michaels Companies, Inc., and sits on the compensation committee of some of those corporations. Mr. Bekenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

David, Gregory
    Gregory David
    Chief Executive Officer, GRI Capital Inc.

    Gregory David is a member of the Board of Directors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GRI Capital Inc., a private management and financial advisory firm, and has been with the company and its affiliates since 2003. Prior to GRI Capital Inc., Mr. David provided financial and strategic advisory services to private and public companies from 2000 to 2003. Previously, he worked at Claridge Inc. from 1998 to 2000 and at McKinsey & Co. from 1996 to 1998. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Garcia C., Elisa D.
    Elisa D. Garcia C.
    Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Office Depot, Inc.

    Elisa D. Garcia C. is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee since February 18, 2015. Ms. Garcia currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for the workplace headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining Office Depot in 2007, she was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Earlier in her career, she served as Latin American Regional Counsel for Philip Morris International and Corporate Counsel for GAF Corporation. She also serves on the boards of the American Arbitration Association, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and acts as an advisory board member for the Corporate Pro Bono Institute. Ms. Garcia is a graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law, and also received a joint BA/MS in Political Science and Management and Policy Sciences from W. Averell Harriman College, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Gunn, Stephen*
    Stephen Gunn
    Executive Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.

    Stephen Gunn is the Lead Director of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Gunn serves as executive co chair of the board of directors of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc., a Canadian mattress retailer, and also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer until November 2014. He is a director of Mastermind Toys, GolfSmith International Holdings Inc. and Cara Operations Limited, and chairs the audit committee of the latter. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Nomicos, Nicholas
    Nicholas Nomicos
    Managing Director, Sankaty Advisors, LP

    Nicholas Nomicos is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Nomicos is a Managing Director at Sankaty Advisors, LP (formerly known as Sankaty Advisors, LLC), the credit affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LP. Prior to joining Sankaty in 2011, he was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Partners, where he worked since 1999 in a variety of investments in the manufacturing and consumer product sectors. He also served as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Dollarama Inc. from September 2009 to April 2010. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, Mr. Nomicos was a senior corporate development and manufacturing executive at Oak Industries Inc., and he spent several years at Bain & Company where he was a Manager. Mr. Nomicos received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Rossy, Larry
    Larry Rossy
    Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Larry Rossy is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Mr. Rossy has been a retailer since 1965. In 1992, he made the strategic decision to convert the company to the “dollar store” concept and founded Dollarama. Since that time, Mr. Rossy’s principal focus has been on the expansion of the Dollarama retail network. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation until May 1, 2016, and continues to play an active role in key areas of the business such as real estate and buying. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

Rossy, Neil
    Neil Rossy
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Neil Rossy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since May 1, 2016 and sits on the Board of Directors since 2004. He is a member of Dollarama’s founding management team and served as Chief Merchandising Officer from 2004 to April 2016. Over the last two decades, Neil Rossy has played an increasingly important role in strategic decisions related to warehousing and distribution, direct sourcing, brand identity, product development and merchandising innovations that define Dollarama and underpin its success. He is a graduate of Queen’s University.

Roy, Richard
    Richard Roy FCPA, FCA
    Corporate Director

    Richard Roy, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee. He also sits on the boards of directors of Uni-Select Inc. since May 2008 and GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Roy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select, a distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America, from January 1, 2008 to July 31, 2015. Prior to January 2008, he held various senior roles at Uni Select, including the positions of Vice President, Chief Operating Officer from April 2007 to January 2008, and Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer from January 1999 to April 2007. Mr. Roy received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in 2012.

Swidler, John J.
    John J. Swidler, FCPA, FCA
    Consultant, Richter LLP

    John J. Swidler, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Swidler is also the lead director and the chair of the audit committee of Reitmans (Canada) Limited, and a director of Accord Financial Corp. and a member of its audit committee. He also acts as consultant for Richter LLP, an accounting, business advisory and consulting firm, after several years spent acting as senior advisor to the same firm. He was the Managing Partner of RSM Richter LLP (Richter LLP’s predecessor) from 1996 to January 1, 2007 and was Chairman of the firm’s executive committee from 1982 to 1996. Mr. Swidler graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant. He also received a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. He received his Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec in 1992.

Thomas, Huw
    Huw Thomas FCPA, FCA
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Smart Real Estate Investment Trust

    Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served in various senior financial roles at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, including nine years as Chief Financial Officer and, from November 2009 until December 2010, as Executive Vice-President, Financial Strategy and Performance. Mr. Thomas was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of SmartREIT (formerly known as Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust) in March 2013 and then President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He also serves as a trustee of SmartREIT since April 2011. In addition, he is a trustee of Chartwell Retirement Residences and chairs its audit committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of London (U.K.), and is a Certified U.K. and Canadian Professional Chartered Accountant. He received his Fellowship designation (FCPA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2013.

* = Lead Independent Director     = Chair     = Member