Réal Plourde

Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Réal Plourde

Réal Plourde

Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Biography

Réal Plourde founded Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc. Mr. Plourde is Chairman of Centre De Bénévolat De Laval. He is also on the board of Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc. (former Chairman), Cima+, CIMA International, Inc. and Maison De Soins Palliatifs De Laval, Inc. and Member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and Member of Quebec Engineers Association. Réal Plourde previously occupied the position of President at Pro-Optic Canada, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Université Laval and an MBA from HEC Montréal.

Overview
Career Highlights

Pro-Optic Canada, Inc.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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366

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1951

Age

69

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

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Co-Founder at Stingray Digital Group, Inc.

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Former Co-President at Le Naturiste Jean-Marc Brunnet, Inc.

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Former Vice President, Public Affairs & Global Communications at CAE, Inc.

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Founder at Benevolent Society - Canada

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Director & Vice President at Circle K Stores, Inc.

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Réal Plourde
Co-Founder at Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Education
MBA

HEC Montréal is a university business school whose reputation as a leader in teaching and research is recognized in Québec, Canada, and around the world. HEC Montréal is a French-language university institution offering internationally renowned management education and research. The School has been training future managers who contribute to our society’s growth and prosperity, since 1907. HEC Montréal’s excellence in management teaching and research is recognized worldwide. As proof, the School was the first in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. HEC Montréal is a French-language institution solidly rooted in its community and open to the world. It is an international-calibre university business school that contributes to our society’s prosperity by providing leadership in all its spheres of activity, i.e. teaching at all levels, research and serving the community.

Engineering in Applied Sciences

The oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French.

Memberships
Member
Current

Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) is the self-regulatory body that governs Quebec's 55,000 professional engineers. In Quebec, the OIQ carefully monitors compliance with rules of this trade and with the professional integrity of members, while also overseeing the development of the engineering profession.

Career History
Co-Founder
1980 - Current

Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc. engages in the operation of independent convenience stores. It sells goods for immediate consumption, road transportation fuel, and other products mainly through company-operated stores and franchises stores. It operates under Circle K, Ingo, Couche-Tara brands. The company was founded by Alain Bouchard, Jacques D'Amours, Richard Fortin, and Réal Plourde in 1980 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.

President
1988 - 1989
Other Affiliations

Réal Plourde is affiliated with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Pro-Optic Canada, Inc.

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