Calin Rovinescu Named CEO Of The Year By The Globe & Mail’s ROB

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Calin Rovinescu

Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Calin Rovinescu was yesterday named CEO of the Year and Strategist of the Year by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine. 

For 2019, the ROB Magazine named five winning leaders representing the best of corporate leadership, strategy, innovation, vision and responsibility. One of the five was also recognized as CEO of the Year.

This is the second time Rovinescu has been selected as Canada's top CEO by the magazine. 

"Calin's formidable foresight and bold vision have guided Air Canada's successful transformation over the past decade,” said Vagn Sørensen, Chair of the Board of Directors, Air Canada.

“A natural leader, he has instilled an entrepreneurial mindset throughout the organization while at the same time executing upon key strategic decisions to unlock the airline's potential so that today it is a recognized Canadian global champion,” Sørensen added.

Rovinescu has served as President and CEO of Air Canada since 1APR, 2009. Among the many recognitions for his business accomplishments, he was awarded 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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