( Courtesy of Les Serres Sagami Inc. )

Mirabel, Quebec-based Les Serres Sagami Inc., which markets conventional and organic tomatoes under the Savoura brand to Canadian and U.S. markets, has hired a new president, making the company’s leadership 100% female-led.

Peggie Clermont has accepted the position of president of the board of directors, according to a news release. She was formerly of accounting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and has worked with Les Serres Sagami as a financial adviser to the management for several years.

Caroline Dalpé has been Les Serres Sagami’s general manager since 2014.

“Without a shadow of doubt, I know that we have all of the elements in place to overcome the major challenges that we’re facing. It’s with our team, and solely in a team, by which we will succeed in carrying out the major projects that we have on the table,” Clermont said in the release.

The company emphasizes sustainable and responsible agriculture. 

“Environmental issues, greenhouse organic farming, packaging and the employability of different people, in addition to many others, are key issues for us,” Dalpé said in the release. 

The company also has been marketing strawberries since 2017 and mini organic cucumbers since 2018, with operations on 79 acres at nine sites across Québec.

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