Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #9 — Alain Bouchard

Conquered the world, one convenience store at a time


Alain Bouchard, Founder, Alimentation Couche-Tard
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#9: Alain Bouchard

Founder, Alimentation Couche-Tard

Why he matters: Conquered the world, one convenience store at a time

Canada’s Richest People rank: #28

Alain Bouchard stepped down as President and CEO last year from the company he founded, but Couche-Tard is still growing, thanks to his blueprint for global acquisition. The Quebec-based firm now controls a network of nearly 15,000 convenience stores across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Bouchard remains executive chairman of the board, a dominant shareholder and a trusted advisor to new CEO Brian Hannasch.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #8 Stephen Poloz
▼ #10 Deborah Gillis

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