New President & CEO Announced

New President & CEO Announced for Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Randy Williams, Chair of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ Board of Directors, today announced the appointment of Manny Atwal to President & CEO of the Crown corporation effective November 4, 2019.

“Manny brings over 27 years of business experience from both Canadian and international perspectives, as well as a wealth of knowledge in managing world-class companies,” said Williams. “His strategic management experience will complement the work of the leadership team at Liquor & Lotteries.”

Atwal’s most recent role was that of Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Strategy for StandardAero’s global Helicopter Program. Since 2007, Atwal has held executive and vice president roles for multiple businesses within StandardAero. He has led various company transformations, growth programs and corporate integrations, with a focus on building and implementing strategic plans.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Atwal as the new President & CEO of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries,” said Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton. “I am confident his proven leadership will be an asset to the Crown corporation and his extensive experience will help Liquor & Lotteries to deliver on its mandate for all Manitobans.”

Atwal graduated from the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba and is a member of The Associates, a leadership and mentorship group linked with the school. He also previously served as chair of The Young Associates. As a local business leader, he exemplifies their mission of Learn, Connect, Give Back.

“Manny is a true Manitoban who is proud to live, work, and obtain his education from this province,” said Williams. “We are grateful to have found someone of his calibre to help guide and advance the goals of the corporation to best serve Manitobans.”

Williams thanked Acting President & CEO Gerry Sul for his leadership over the last several months while the board conducted their search. Sul, Vice-president, Corporate Services, was appointed in an acting capacity following the retirement of former President & CEO, Peter Hak, in June of this year.



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