- George Heller
George Heller is a Canadian businessperson. He was the president and
CEOof Hudson's Bay Companyfrom 1999 to 2006, when the company was acquired by Jerry Zucker. He remains a director of the company.
He was President and CEO of the Victoria, B.C.
Commonwealth GamesCommittee which organized the 1994 XV Commonwealth Games.
In 1995, he became President for North America and Europe of Bata Industries Ltd.
In 1997, he became President and CEO of
Kmart's Canadian unit.
In February 1998, he became President and CEO of
Zellersand Executive Vice President of Hudson's Bay Company.
Mr Heller has Honourary Doctorates from the University of Victoria and Ryerson University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal from the Government of Canada for service to his country. Recently elected to the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame, Mr Heller is also a Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation in Vancouver.He serves on several Boards, including Chair of the Commonwealth Games Foundation and Chair of the Advisorary Board of the Ryerson University School of Retail.
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