"George Heller" is a Canadian businessperson. He was the president and CEO of Hudson's Bay Company from 1999 to 2006, when the company was acquired by Jerry Zucker (businessman)/Jerry Zucker. He continued to serve as Senior Director of the Board until late 2008.

He was President and CEO of the Victoria, BC. Commonwealth Games Committee, which organized the 1994 Commonwealth Games/1994 XV Commonwealth Games. In 1995, he became President for North America and Europe of Bata Shoes/Bata Industries Ltd. He became President and CEO of Kmart's Canadian unit in 1997. In February 1998, he became President and CEO of Zellers and Executive Vice President of Hudson's Bay Company.

Heller has Honorary Doctorates from the University of Victoria and Ryerson University. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Canada)/Meritorious Service Medal from the Government of Canada for service to his country. Recently elected to the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame, Heller is also a Board Member and Chair of the Asia Pacific Foundation in Vancouver. He serves on several Boards, including Gildan Activewear.

In August 2014, he was presented the Governor General "Caring Canadian Award"

He was appointed Honorary Consul General of Thailand in 2007 and has served as Honorary Trade Advisor to the Government of Thailand since 2000.

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We enter the back half of the year with many more of our new merchandise programs now in place that have shown early success; coupled with our extensive store upgrade program for the year substantially completed, we are positive about the prospects for the balance of the year.

We have simplified our operations and we are harvesting the benefits of completing the integration of all remaining HBC functions.

We are anxious to get to work with Mr. Zucker on realizing the value that we know is inherent in this great company.

Although an improvement on trend from our first quarter, our sales performance this quarter is still not at the level we know we can achieve.

But the worst of it is behind us.

The market place is competitive, ... We are not really certain how oil prices are going to affect the consumer but we are confident that we have our programs in place and every reason to be positive about the back half (of 2005).