Marie-Helene Daigle

Vice President Human Resources, Sollio Agriculture

Present in over 52 locations across Canada, Sollio Agriculture is one of the country’s leading players in the Canadian agriculture value chain, specializing in marketing farm inputs and delivering value-added agronomic services. As Vice-President, Human Resources for the past six years, Marie-Hélène’s first major responsibility was to support the organization during its growth phase, which saw a 35% staffing increase in only 18 months. From the onset of the global pandemic, Marie-Hélène and the entire Sollio Agriculture Human Resources team then focused on ensuring its employees remained safe, engaged and productive in a time of crisis. In the ensuing two years, the team learned that in the face of adversity, humans have an extraordinary capacity for resilience, agility, and caring. As Sollio Agriculture moves forward now with an established hybrid work model, Marie-Hélène’s HR team is currently focused on leading an end-to-end, comprehensive transformation of the company’s organizational model to enhance operational efficiencies and add even more value for the company’s customers and networks. Today, the team’s core mission focuses on translating business objectives into HR strategies, and fostering healthy, inclusive, and engaging workplaces to unleash our talents’ full potential. The team is proud to have been selected as The best HR team in Canada at the 2021 Canadian HR Awards. Marie-Hélène holds a Master’s in organizational psychology, as well as over 20 years of experience as a human resources leader. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Talent Management at La Coop fédérée (now Sollio Groupe Coopératif). Previous roles include managing a Global Talent Acquisition team at Rio Tinto and serving as Partner and Senior Director at SPB Organizational Psychology (now Humance), a Canadian consulting firm. Deeply committed to her community, Marie-Hélène has been President and is an administrator on the Board of Directors of a Montreal job search centre for over seven years.