John A. Lederer (CEO of Duane Reade)

John A. Lederer currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Reade, a privately held chain of retail pharmacies located primarily in the New York City area, a position that he accepted in April 2008. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lederer served as President of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food distributor, from 2001 through September 2006. Mr. Lederer also served as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited for much of this period, capping a 30-year career with Loblaw and its subsidiary companies during which he held a number of senior leadership positions. In these roles, he was responsible for the operation, performance, innovation and growth of national and regional banners, businesses and divisions. Mr. Lederer is a former director of the Food Marketing Institute and is the founder and former Chair of the President’s Choice Children’s Charity. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University. Mr. Lederer has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation since May of 2008.