Michael McCain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf Foods, one of Canada’s flagship food companies, with sales of $3.3 billion and employing over 11,500 people in Canada and the United States.
Michael has devoted his career to the food industry, starting at McCain Foods in the late 1970s where he held a variety of roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods USA. He joined Maple Leaf Foods in 1995. Since then, he has been instrumental in establishing Maple Leaf as a strong and sustainable values-based company, with leading brands and market shares across its businesses and a bold vision for the future.
Michael and his team are deeply committed to being the global leader in sustainable proteins, reflected in ambitious goals in the advancement of nutrition, reducing antibiotic use in livestock, animal care, environmental sustainability, and enhancing food security nationally and globally.
Michael is a director of McCain Capital, Maple Leaf Foods, the Royal Bank of Canada and MaRS Discovery District. He is a member of the Richard Ivey School of Business Advisory Board, the Business Council of Canada, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. He is also the Honourary Chairman of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.
Born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Michael attended Mount Allison University and received an honours business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds honorary degrees from Brock University, Carleton University, Guelph University and Western University. He is devoted to his five children and family, and lives in Toronto.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading consumer protein company, making high quality, innovative products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders® Country Naturals®, Mina®, LightlifeTM and Field Roast Grain Meat Co. TM. The Company employs approximately 11,500 people and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and its shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MFI).