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The federal government has named Doug Ettinger as the new president and chief executive of Canada Post Corp.

Mr. Ettinger has been chief commercial officer for Canada Post since 2016. He has led the company’s parcel business as well as a range of the company’s commercial functions, including sales, marketing, retail, digital, business development and customer service.

Deepak Chopra stepped down as chief executive of Canada Post last year. Board chairwoman Jessica McDonald has been serving as interim president and chief executive since April, 2018.

An experienced senior executive, Doug has more than 30 years in the consumer packaged goods industry with Canadian and global organizations, leading sales, marketing, and product management.

Before joining Canada Post in August 2016, Doug was President and CEO of Scotsburn Dairy Group, the largest Atlantic Canadian-owned dairy processor and distributor. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Ganong Bros. Limited, one of Canada’s oldest family businesses. Previously, he held executive roles with Parmalat, Nestlé and Coca-Cola.

Doug earned both a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax.