LCBO CEO George Soleas on Humble Beginnings, Allyship, and Lifelong Learning


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In an upscale setting at the LCBO headquarters, the latest installment of the “Mission Critical Live: The Bold Conversations” series, presented by Veuve Clicquot, unfolded in grand style. The evening featured a captivating interview conducted by Editor-in-Chief Lance Chung, who had the privilege of chatting with LCBO’s CEO and President, Dr. George Soleas.


The event was attended by a select group of influential entrepreneurs and business owners, who gathered after work to partake in an evening of champagne, delectable light bites, and invaluable networking. Veuve Clicquot champagne flowed generously, accompanied by the non-alcoholic alternative from Toronto-based brand Barbet.


As the Q&A session commenced, Chung delved into the remarkable journey of Dr. Soleas, who had risen from the status of a refugee in Cyprus to a leadership role in the C-suite. The conversation touched upon the immense power of allyship and the LCBO’s commitment to fostering inclusivity, and also emphasized the inherent value of lifelong learning, leaving the audience inspired and enlightened.


This intimate soirée offered an extraordinary opportunity for an exchange of ideas, inspiration, and insights, leaving a lasting impression on all those fortunate enough to be in attendance.


Want to re-live the evening? Browse the photos below. (Photography by Alla Prynda)