Michael Medline has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. since January 2017. Medline is a proven leader with a strong track record of success in Canadian retail. Prior to his role at Empire, he also held senior retail leadership positions at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), including President & Chief Executive Officer of CTC.
He began his career working with the Ontario Securities Commission, followed by two years practising law with McCarthy Tétrault. He was Corporate Counsel for PepsiCo Canada before moving to Abitibi Consolidated Inc. where he held a variety of roles including Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.
Medline serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hospital for Sick Children, is a board member of the BlackNorth Initiative, Huron University College at Western University and the Sobey Foundation and currently serves as Chair of the Grocery Foundation. He is past Chair of the Retail Council of Canada and was on the Board of Governors for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and also a former board member of the SickKids Foundation.
Medline holds an MBA from Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary, an LLB from the University of Toronto and a BA from Huron University College at Western University.