Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu arrives at the airline’s annual meeting on Monday April 30, 2018 in Montreal
, THE CANADIAN PRESS / Paul Chiasson
Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu will retire in February and be replaced by Deputy CEO and CFO Michael Rousseau, the company announced on Friday
« I have had a unique and very special relationship with Air Canada and our exceptional employees for over three decades, at the forefront of many of the company’s defining moments, » Rovinescu said in a statement.
â ???? “As COVID-19 decimated the global airline industry, we have fortunately entered the pandemic in much better health than almost any other airline in the world thanks to our strong track record, track record and workforce. committed workâ ????
Rovinescu has been at the helm of the country’s largest airline since 2009 Before taking up his position as CEO, he was executive vice president of corporate development and strategy from 2000 to 2004 He also held the post of head of restructuring during the restructuring of the airline in 2003-04
Previously he was Chairman of the Board of Star Alliance and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association Rovinescu is currently a member of the board of directors of BCE Inc, parent company of BNN Bloomberg
Rovinescu said he was « delighted » Air Canada’s Board of Directors has approved Rousseau as its successor Rousseau has served as Deputy CEO of the Company since 2018 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2007
Prior to joining Air Canada, Rousseau was President of the Hudson’s Bay Company He graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University and was named Canadian CFO of the Year in 2017
Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada, February
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