Couche-Tard appoints Filipe Da Silva as new CFO

Current CFO plans to retire after nearly a decade.
Daniel Reale-Chin
Associate Editor, Convenience Store News Canada
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Filipe Da Silva headshot
Filipe Da Silva

Alimentation Couche-Tard is welcoming Filipe Da Silva as the new CFO and executive vice-president. Da Silva will be appointed on July 1, following the retirement of Claude Tessier, who currently holds the positions.

Da Silva is an international retail- and financial-industry veteran and has held many global positions. Da Silva began his career with TotalEnergies in Argentina, then joined the Carrefour group where he worked in various countries in South America and Asia. His career also includes titles at Groupe Exito, one of South America’s largest retailers and a long stint at Walmart’s Central America subsidiary as CFO to later become Walmart Canada’s CFO. 

Da Silva joined Couche-Tard in March this year and currently occupies the position of senior vice-president of finance. 

 "Filipe has already proved himself as a trusted leader in the organization since joining in March 2023 and has spent much time learning the business from Claude. We have full confidence in Filipe, along with our experienced and highly capable finance team, and we expect the seamless transition between the two roles to be transparent for financial markets. I want to thank him for taking on this mandate, and I look forward to working with Filipe in his new capacity", said Brian Hannasch, president and CEO of Couche-Tard in a statement.

Claude Tessier headshot
Claude Tessier

Tessier announced his retirement from the position, but Couche-Tard says he will stay on to ensure a smooth transition to assist Da Silva. Tessier joined Couche-Tard in 2016 after a long stint at Sobeys. He also held positions at Costco, PwC and Provigo and served on many boards including Hydro-Quebec and TMX Group.

"On behalf of myself and the Board, I would like to thank Claude for his numerous contributions to Couche-Tard's success over the last seven years.  Claude led us through a period of significant growth, a five-year strategic plan, and many important milestones. Over his years of service, with his steadfast and visionary leadership, Claude has contributed immensely to the success of Couche-Tard, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors", said Mr. Hannasch.

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