Moosehead Breweries Limited
Derek Oland is the Executive Chairman of Moosehead Breweries Limited with corporate offices and brewery located in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Mr. Oland joined his family’s business in 1961 and has held a number of positions with the Company including President and CEO.
In 1997 when Mr. Oland was appointed Chairman of Moosehead, he became the fifth generation member to lead the family company.
Mr. Oland has been active in business and community affairs throughout this career. He is a founding member and the immediate past Chairman of The New Brunswick Business Council, a non-partisan group of New Brunswick business leaders with head offices in New Brunswick and who have a deep personal stake in the Province and its future. He is also the immediate past Chairman of Emera, an energy company whose subsidiaries include Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Bangor (Maine) Hydro, a position he held for 17 years. Mr. Oland is also Chairman of the G. Wallace F. McCain Institute for Business Leadership.
Mr. Oland recently served as Chairman of the Imperial Theatre Campaign Committee and is a director of the Saint John Business Anti-Poverty Initiative. In November 2006 Mr. Oland received the New Brunswick Red Cross Humanitarian Award. In June of 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in October 2008 he was elected to the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Oland’s sphere of interest and influence is national in scope, extending to the entire Canadian brewing industry. Over the years he has played an important role in the management of national and industry-related issues. He is a strong advocate for the responsible use of alcoholic beverages and has helped guide the brewing industry to a position that respects and protects the rights of both non-users and moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages.
He was educated at Rothesay Collegiate School and the University of New Brunswick (BBA 1962) and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. In 1998, Mr. Oland received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of New Brunswick.« Back