Speaker - Norman Jaskolka

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Norman Jaskolka joined the ALDO Group as Vice President of Corporate Planning in 1995, after a 20-year career in accounting at Ernst & Young, where his areas of practice included taxation, business valuations and corporate finance.

As a child, Mr, Jaskolka routinely accompanied his father, a one-shop retailer, on his weekly excursions to collect accounts from the neighborhood clientele. Mr. Jaskolka credits his parents—both holocaust survivors—with having instilled in him a deep sense of responsibility, integrity, and determination.

In 1995, Aldo Bensadoun convinced Mr. Jaskolka to join the family. In 2000, Mr. Jaskolka assumed responsibility for the conception, development, and operations of international business for The ALDO Group. Since that time, the company has established itself firmly in the U.S. market and opened stores in more than 70 countries around the globe, including flagship stores in strategic markets in Europe and Asia. In 2011, he was named President of ALDO Group International.

In May 2012 he was appointed to a task force to revitalize, sustain, and develop the fashion industry in Montreal and Quebec by the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation, and Export.

Mr. Jaskolka completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University and attended the M.B.A. program at Harvard University. He is devoted to community organizations including the Federation CJA, Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, and The SheelaBalBhavan Home For Girls in India.

Mr. Jaskolka is an avid golfer, tennis player, and jogger. He is married and has two daughters.

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