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Bill McEwan

William (Bill) G. McEwan was the president, CEO and a director of Sobeys Inc. until he retired from his role in 2012. A 2005 Golden Pencil recipient, he spent more than 30 years in the grocery retailing and CPG industries, with Ferraro’s Ltd. (Super Valu), Coca- Cola and The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). At A&P, McEwan was senior vice president of grocery and non-food merchandising for the company’s Canadian operations, before being appointed president and chief merchandising officer in 1996. He was later appointed president and CEO of the company’s U.S. Atlantic Region. He joined Sobeys in November 2000 as president and CEO. In addition to serving on corporate boards, such as Ahold Delhaize and Aimia Inc., he continues to be active in charitable work, including Kids Help Phone, The Grocery Foundation and the McEwan Family Foundation, which he established with his family in 2011.