Metro Taps La Fleche as Next CEO; 4Q Profit Falls

Eric La Fleche will take over as president and chief executive officer of Canadian retailer Metro Inc. on April 1, replacing Pierre Lessard, who is retiring, the company said.

MONTREAL — Eric La Fleche will take over as president and chief executive officer of Canadian retailer Metro Inc. on April 1, replacing Pierre Lessard, who is retiring, the company said. La Fleche has served as Metro’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since January of 2005 and has worked various positions at Metro since starting in its real estate department in 1991. Lessard has served as CEO of Metro since 1990, overseeing a period of growth marked by the acquisitions of

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