Pam Horvatis has been a strategic leader is the Grocery and Foodservice industries for over 30 years, including senior roles at Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams Canada, Revlon and Unilever Canada, Pam has been in her current role as Senior Vice President, Industry Relation at GS1 Canada for seven years.
Through this important industry role, Pam has been the facilitator for GS1 Canada’s Grocery and Foodservice Boards, and has been instrumental in leading increased collaboration, harmonization and alignment on improved business processes enabled by GS1 supply chain standards.
Pam has been an instrumental force in driving the adoption of industry-directed business solutions for organizations of all size across these industries. This work has resulted in significant benefits for all industry stakeholders, including increased product data quality, more efficient sharing of accurate and complete data between trading partners, fewer workarounds and reduced operational costs.
Pam has been the GS1 Canada representative for the Canada Plastics Pact since it was formed. She is passionate about the benefits of GS1 standards in supporting sustainability strategies and has been essential in facilitating discussion and leading action on social and environmental opportunities such as food safety, circular economy, health and well-being and wider sustainability initiatives.
As a strong supporter and mentor to women in the workplace, Pam is a role model for the Women in Leadership program at GS1 Canada. Among other distinctions, Pam was recently recognized as a 2023 Star Woman in Grocery award winner by Canadian Grocer magazine for her contribution to changing the food retail landscape over the course of her career, and for the positive impact she continues to make on GS1 Canada and the industry as a whole.