Restaurants Canada Welcomes New President and CEO


TORONTO — Christian Buhagiar will assume the role of Restaurant Canada’s president and CEO on Sept. 6, 2022. Interim president and CEO, Roy Little, will remain part of Restaurants Canada’s team to help with the transition until he retires on Sept. 30, 2022.

In his most recent role, Buhagiar served as the president and CEO of Supply Chain Canada, a non-profit membership based association. During his five-plus years at the helm, Buhagiar re-named, re-branded and grew the association into Canada’s foremost community of supply-chain professionals. Prior to that, he served as VP Education at the Institute of Corporate Directors.

“We are incredibly lucky to have Christian join our team; he brings with him more than 25 years of experience in growing organizations and their reputations,” said Little in a release. “Chair of the Board, Mike Yasinski, and I wholeheartedly believe both our team, members and the industry at large will benefit greatly from Christian’s expertise in government relations and the not-for-profit association field.  Christian’s passion for growing organizations and their reputations to strengthen the impact, launching initiatives, and building relationships are exactly what Restaurants Canada needs to engage the industry and move beyond the pandemic.”

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