Saputo Inc., Montreal, announced Lino Saputo, Jr.’s achievement as Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award for chief executives in Canada. Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues, business partners and members of Canada’s business community, he was honored at the Outstanding CEO of the Year Award Gala in Toronto on Feb. 12.

Founded in 1990 to identify and recognize exemplary leadership and achievement by a Canadian CEO, the award honors an exceptional leader who has made an outstanding contribution in business, demonstrating excellence in leadership, corporate performance, global competitiveness, innovation and social responsibility, Saputo said.

“It is often said that you are only as good as those you surround yourself with,” Lino Saputo, Jr. said. “This recognition is a reflection of the truly tremendous work of a passionate and dedicated team that is committed to living up to the values on which our company was founded over 65 years ago.”