Michael B. Medline



Michael Medline has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. since January 2017. Mr. 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, including President & Chief Executive Officer. He began his career working with the Ontario Securities Commission, followed by two years practicing 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. Mr. Medline serves on the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a board member of The BlackNorth Initiative, the Grocery Foundation, Huron University College at Western University, and The Sobey Foundation. He is former Chair of the Retail Council of Canada and the Grocery Foundation and was on the Board of SickKids Foundation and the Board of Governors for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Medline holds an M.B.A. from Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. from Huron University College at Western University.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Capital markets
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters
  • Human capital management and executive compensation
  • Retail/consumer
  • Technology

Scotiabank Board Details

  • Director since September 1, 2023
  • Member of Audit and Conduct Review Committee and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Independent

Public Company Directorships

  • Empire Company Limited