The former president of Agropur has been appointed as the new CEO of the Canadian Dairy Commission.
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Thursday announced Serge Riendeau’s appointment to a three-year term, effective May 14th.
Riendeau will oversee the Crown corporation that coordinates federal and provincial dairy policies, and administers the regulatory system designed to prevent dairy shortages and surpluses.
He has operated a dairy farm for over 40 years and served on the board of directors for Agrpor — Canada’s largest dairy processor — for 25 years, including nearly 15 years as president, notes AAFC.
Riendeau replaces Jacques Laforge, who has served as CEO of the CDC since 2012.