OTTAWA, Jan. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Lefebvre as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 8, 2018. With over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors, Mr. Lefebvre is a strong leader that brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to DFC. Additionally, in his former role at the Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) as President and Chief Executive Officer, he has an in-depth understanding of Canada's dairy sector, and the importance of Canadian dairy producers to our economy, and to the health and well-being of Canadians.
"It is my great pleasure to announce that Jacques Lefebvre will be joining DFC as our new CEO. He is a proven leader and is deeply committed to our dairy sector," said Pierre Lampron, President of DFC. "Jacques understands all of the challenges that we are facing, and will be a champion for us. I look forward to working closely with Jacques."
Mr. Lefebvre has held senior executive positions with national member organizations, both in the business and not-for-profit sectors.
"I am very excited to be joining DFC and for the opportunity to work closely with our Board of Directors, members, staff, and stakeholders, on behalf of Canadian dairy farmers," said Jacques Lefebvre, DFC's CEO. "I welcome the opportunity to use my past experience, inside and outside of the dairy sector, to bring our industry together as we face tremendous pressure on trade and government relations issues. It is more important than ever that we work collectively to defend and promote the industry."
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, DFC is the national organization representing Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes, as part of a healthy diet, safe, high-quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community, pride, and a commitment to improve Canadians' health, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives.
SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)
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