Irfan Badibanga

Irfan Badibanga
Irfan Badibanga
President
CHEF’STORE of US FOODS
Irfan Badibanga is the President of CHEF’STORE of US Foods, serving in the role since 2022. In this role, Mr. Badibanga is responsible for overseeing the operations of all CHEF’STORE locations across the country as well as CHEF’STORE growth plans as part of the US Foods omnichannel strategy.

Prior to joining US Foods in 2022, Mr. Badibanga held Senior Vice President positions at Giant Food Supermarkets, an American supermarket chain, from 2020 to 2022, and Family Dollar Stores, an American variety store chain, from 2018 to 2020, overseeing 8,000 U.S. stores in 44 states during such tenure. Prior to Family Dollar, Mr. Badibanga was Vice President of Operations at Walmart from 2008 to 2017, supervising an $8 billion a year business with 33,000 associates.

Mr. Badibanga began his career as a courtesy clerk bagging groceries in a local supermarket in his hometown of Orlando, Fl, working his way up the ranks through several promotions from department manager to district manager.

Mr. Badibanga is a purpose-driven leader with a passion for positively impacting other people's lives. With his focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, he was awarded a top 50 multi-cultural leadership impact award in 2021 by the DiversityFirst organization.

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Monday
January 15
12:30 pm1:15 pm
Expo, Level 3, Expo Stage 3
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