Melanie Stack named Ideal Protein Interim CEO

Gatineau, QC. (November 15, 2018) – Ideal Protein announces the appointment of Melanie Stack to the position of Interim CEO.

Ms. Stack succeeds Olivier Benloulou who co-founded Ideal Protein in 2004 with Dr. Tran Tien Chanh.  Ideal Protein has grown from its humble roots in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, to become the leader in medically supervised weight loss in North America.

Built on a medically supervised, 4 phase Ideal Protein Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol, the Company’s mission is to have a meaningful impact on the global obesity epidemic and help people live healthier lives.  The Protocol is available in over 3000 independent clinics worldwide.

Mr. Benloulou, who announced his decision to step down today, expressed excitement and optimism about passing the baton to Ms. Stack, who brings extensive leadership experience to Ideal Protein.   Ms. Stack has held leadership roles at major corporations in both the consumer and retail sectors, and has deep expertise in the weight loss industry, having spent eleven years at Weight Watchers. During her tenure with Weight Watchers, she ran both the UK and International businesses.

Benloulou, who will continue as a Board Member, expressed that his decision was driven by his desire to see the company he co-founded continue to grow and realize its full potential.  “My dedication to the Ideal Protein mission, and to the success of the Company, has always guided my decision-making.  This change in leadership will allow Ideal Protein to evolve and grow.”

Ms. Stack stated, “I am thrilled to be stepping into this new role.  I have great passion for the Ideal Protein mission and the company’s unique operating model. I am very excited about working closely with our Clinics, Coaches and Consultants.  I look forward to leading the company through this transition, and to its next phase of growth.”

For more information about how you can start your Ideal Protein weight loss journey, click here to find an authorized Clinic or Center.

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About Ideal Protein

The Ideal Protein Protocol is medically designed and developed and is consistent with evidence-based guidelines for long-term weight loss management. The approach is a proven, four phase protocol that features two key components: a 12-month stabilization period and healthier lifestyle education to help maintain long lasting results. It incorporates ongoing one-on-one coaching, customized lifestyle guidance tools, access to educational, inspirational and interactive resources, and a plan that is outcomes-focused to maintain healthy, long-term results. The protocol tackles the root cause of Metabolic Syndrome – the body’s overproduction of insulin – by restricting consumption of sugars and carbohydrates, achieving optimal results through lowering poor fat intake, while maintaining adequate protein intake to preserve muscle mass. Our protocol is available through Licensed Healthcare Providers, trained clinics and coaches.