AC's Mark Galardo Named To Canada's Top 40 Under 40 List
Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada, was named as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 professionals for 2019, a recognition of achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40.
With 15 years of experience at Air Canada, Galardo oversees the development and performance of the airline's network.
Under his guidance, Air Canada has launched 60 new routes in the last two years and he has overseen the resurgence of Montreal as a key hub for the airline, where capacity has increased nearly 80% in the last five years. He was also instrumental in starting direct flights from Montreal to international destinations like Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel-Aviv, Lyon, Lisbon and Sao Paolo.
As a mentor in the Leading the Air Canada Way program, Galardo has coached many young colleagues and is also involved in a number of community initiatives and charities.
"I am thrilled to see Mark's achievements recognized with this honour. His passion and skills contributed to the growth of our network and expanded our global reach, which has been fundamental to the successful transformation of our airline," said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior VP, People, Culture and Communications at Air Canada. "He is a very talented, motivated and capable leader who can clearly articulate and share his vision, as well as mobilize others to ensure our goals were achieved."
Galardo was selected for Canada's Top 40 Under 40 from over 850 nominees by an independent Advisory Boar comprising 25 business leaders from across Canada. Honourees were chosen on four key criteria: Vision & Innovation; Leadership; Impact & Influence; and, Social Responsibility.