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Board of Directors

Board Member Audit Human Ressources & Compensation Nomination & Governance
Larry Rossy
    Larry Rossy
    Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO of the Corporation

    Larry Rossy is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the CEO. He has been a retailer since 1965 and is the founder of Dollarama. In 1992, Mr. Rossy made the strategic decision to convert the company to the “dollar store” concept. Since that time, Mr. Rossy’s principal focus has been on the expansion of the Dollarama retail network. In addition to overseeing the organization, Mr. Rossy is directly responsible for new store development and site selection. Mr. Rossy also assumed the duties and responsibilities of the chief operating officer, in collaboration with other members of the senior management team, during the first half of the fiscal year ended February 1, 2015, up until Johanne Choinière’s entrance into office. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

Joshua Bekenstein
    Joshua Bekenstein
    Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners, LLC

    Joshua Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors, the Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC 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 several other corporations, including Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., Burlington Stores, Inc., The Gymboree Corporation, Michaels Stores, Inc., Toys “R” Us, Inc., Waters Corporation, Canada Goose, Bob’s Discount Furniture and TOMS Shoes, LLC, and sits on the compensation committee of several of those corporations. Mr. Bekenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

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

    GGregory David is a member of the Board of Directors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GRI Capital Inc. 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.

Stephen Gunn*
    Stephen Gunn
    Co-Chair of the Board of Directors, Sleep Country Canada 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 co chair of the board of directors of Sleep Country Canada Inc., a Canadian mattress retailer, and also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Sleep Country Canada Inc. 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.

Richard Roy
    Richard Roy FCPA, FCA
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Uni-Sélect Inc.

    Richard Roy, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Sélect Inc., a distributor of automotive replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories in North America, since January 1, 2008. He also sits on the board of directors of Uni-Sélect Inc. since May 2008. Prior to January 2008, he held various senior roles at Uni-Sélect Inc., 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.

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

    Huw Thomas, FCPA, FCA, is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee and 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. Effective March 21, 2013, Mr. Thomas was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust and transitioned to permanent President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He also serves as a trustee of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Chartwell Master Care Corporation and a trustee of Chartwell Retirement Residences, and chairs the audit committee of the latter. 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.

Neil Rossy
    Neil Rossy
    Chief Merchandising Officer of the Corporation

    Neil Rossy is a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rossy joined Dollarama at its inception in 1992 and currently serves as Chief Merchandising Officer. He led the design and construction of the Dollarama warehouses, distribution center and head office. Mr. Rossy is responsible for store design, merchandising, product development and special projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.

John J. Swidler
    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 the lead director and the chair of the audit committee of Reitmans (Canada) Limited, the chair of the board of trustees of the Noranda Operating Trust (which supervises the Noranda Income Fund) and he also sits on the board of directors of Accord Financial Corp. He now acts as consultant for Richter LLP, 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.

Nicholas Nomicos
    Nicholas Nomicos
    Managing Director, Sankaty Advisors, LLC

    Nicholas Nomicos is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Mr. Nomicos is a Managing Director at Sankaty Advisors, LLC, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Sankaty in 2011, he was an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Partners, LLC 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 the Corporation from September 2009 to April 2010. Prior to joining Bain Capital Partners, LLC, 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 serves as a director of several corporations, including BRP Inc. and Penn Foster College. Mr. Nomicos received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.

Elisa D. Garcia C.
    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.

* = Lead Independent Director     = Chair     = Member