Lori Digulla

senior vice president and general manager for Starbucks Canada

Lori Digulla is senior vice president and general manager for Starbucks Canada. Lori has the honor of serving 23,000 partners who are passionate about creating Best Moments for each other and millions of customers every week, in over 1500 company operated and licensed stores across Canada.

Lori joined Starbucks in 2017 to lead Canada’s Supply Chain organization. She led sourcing, planning, commercialization, and logistics to support rapid growth, speed of innovation, and a “frictionless delivery” for stores and customers. Importantly, Lori quickly became known for leading with intention, care for partners, and curiosity.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Lori had designed and enabled transformational change in large retailers across multiple industries in the United States, Japan and Canada.  Lori served as Lowe’s Vice President Supply Chain, where she led the company in its first international expansion and subsequent exponential growth in the Canadian market. She consulted for 10 years with Accenture (Anderson Consulting & Kurt Salmon Associates), where some of her most exciting work included designing Supply Chain networks to support rapid growth and mergers and acquisitions, including supporting the retail expansion of Nine West Shoes, and optimizing the distribution operations to support the success of Food Lion & Wegmans Food Market in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Lori is an engineering alum from Queen’s University and shares her life in Toronto with her husband, an avid entrepreneur, and two young daughters. A lifelong athlete, Lori is passionate about encouraging the next generation of kids to have a healthy lifelong relationship with sports & fitness. In support of this, Lori has served as a board member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, and launched and sold a California based company called Active Kids that promotes positive play and physical development in kids.