Aldo Bensadoun was bornon 1939 in Montreal, Canada, Canada. Aldo Bensadoun is the founder and executive chairman of retailer ALDO, best known for its footwear and accessories. The son of a shoe merchant and grandson of a cobbler, he was born in Morocco and spent most of his childhood in France. He moved to Montreal for college and in 1972 opened ALDO as a concession within a chain of popular fashion boutiques. That same year, Mr. B, as he is nicknamed, introduced an Italian clog that became a massive bestseller. The first freestanding ALDO store opened in Montreal in 1978. A nonfamily CEO has been running the business for the past three years, seeking fresh footing by raising prices, trimming shoe offerings and pruning the number of North American stores.
In 2012, his son, David, along with Patrick Beaule were the first Canadian four wheel team to complete the Dakar Rally
His second wife is Dianne Bibeau; they have a daughter, Daniela (born 1991)
He worked at Yellow Shoes before founding the precursor to the ALDO Group in 1972 as a stand within the Le Château store in Montreal
His first wife was a Scottish Protestant; they had two sons: David (born 1970) and Douglas (born 1973)
He attended Cornell University before relocating to Montreal and graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree in 1964