AC CEO Rovinescu Named ‘Strategist Of The Year’ By Globe & Mail

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu has been recognized as ‘Strategist of the Year,’ as well as being named one of Canada's top leaders of 2019 by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business. 

The ‘Strategist of the Year’ is awarded by the Globe and Mail's Report of Business team to a CEO whose bold decisions have materially changed and improved the strategic position of his or her business.

"Calin's undisputable record in successfully transforming Air Canada into a sustainable, global aviation industry leader has been a result of his strategic leadership and courage to make innovative decisions that keeps the best interest of all stakeholders including investors, employees and customers at the forefront for long term, sustainable success,” said Vagn Sørensen, Chair of the Board of Directors, Air Canada.

Rovinescu has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada since 1APR, 2009. 

Awards and recognitions he has earned include the Executive Leadership Award at the 2018 Airline Strategy Awards, named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year (2016) and Canada's Best CEO (2013). He is a member of the Board of Directors of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, and of the Business Council of Canada, and is the 14th Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.

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