Richard Dufresne is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of George Weston Limited. George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company which through its two main businesses namely Weston Foods and Loblaw, is one of North America’s largest food processing and distribution groups. Richard has been active in food retailing since 2006.
Prior to 2006, Richard worked in investment banking, focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, with Merrill Lynch Canada. Richard spent 15 years in investment banking advising numerous clients in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, equity, debt and other types of financings.
Richard is a graduate of Laval University in Actuarial Science and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.