Distinguished Leadership Series: Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm

Harvard Club of Toronto members are welcome to join this event by special invitation of the HBS Club of Toronto.

Join the HBS Club of Toronto’s Distinguished Leadership Series for an exclusive event with Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada. Named Outstanding Canadian CEO of the Year for 2016, Calin will discuss the successful turnaround of Air Canada that he has led since being appointed as Chief Executive in 2009. 

In a unique, fireside conversation setting, Calin will also share his views on Canadian business competitiveness and what it takes to succeed in a rapidly changing business world. 

Special thanks to CIBC for hosting this event. 
Event Chair: Joseph Lo (GMP 2007) 

Schedule of Events

11:30 AM - Registration & Networking 
12:00 PM - Luncheon service, Calin Rovinescu remarks and fireside conversation, Q&A 
1:30 PM - Adjourn


Please Register HERE for this event. 

Speaker Biography

Calin Rovinescu has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada since April 1, 2009. Mr. Rovinescu is also Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board and a member and a past chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BCE Inc. and of the Business Council of Canada. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Rovinescu was a Co-founder and Principal of Genuity Capital Markets.

He first joined Air Canada in 2000 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, and was Chief Restructuring Officer during 2003-2004. Before 2000, he practiced law for more than 20 years at Stikeman Elliott in Montreal, and belonged to the firm’s Partnership Board and Executive Committee.

Calin received his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 1980, his LL.L. from the University of Montreal in 1978, and his D.E.C. from McGill University in 1974. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and of Honorary Doctorates from the University of Ottawa, the University of Montreal, the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University and Polytecnica University of Bucharest, one of Europe’s leading engineering schools. He was named the 14th Chancellor of the University of Ottawa in November 2015.

Joseph Lo


11:30AM - 1:15PM Mon 10 Apr 2017, Eastern timezone


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