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Calin Rovinescu
Québec, Canada

Calin Rovinescu is President and CEO of Air Canada (an airline company) since April 2009. Mr. Rovinescu was the Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Air Canada from 2000 to 2004, and during the airline’s restructuring, he also held the position of Chief Restructuring Officer.

From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Rovinescu was a Co-founder and Principal of Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank. From 1979 to 2000, Mr. Rovinescu was a lawyer and then a partner with the Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, and was the Managing Partner of its Montréal office from 1996 to 2000.

Mr. Rovinescu was Chair of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board from 2012 to 2016 and Chair of the IATA Board of Governors from 2014 to 2015. He was named the 14th Chancellor of the University of Ottawa in November 2015. Mr. Rovinescu holds Bachelor of Laws degrees from Université de Montréal and University of Ottawa and was awarded Honorary Doctorates from both of these universities, in addition to the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) and Politechnica University in Bucharest. In 2016, Mr. Rovinescu was recognized as Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year.

Calin Rovinescu is a director of BCE and Bell Canada since April 2016. He is also a member of the Management Resources and Compensation Committee and the Pension Fund Committee. 

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