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Thursday, October 7, 2021
11:30 AM
 - 1:30 PM
Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street W

Michael Rousseau

President and CEO, Air Canada
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Air Canada & the Path to Recovery

Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 7 when Michael Rousseau, President and CEO of Air Canada, speaks about the airline’s path to recovery from COVID-19 and the re-building of the company and the air transport sector. We look forward to hosting you in person or online.

LIVE STREAM: For virtual attendees, please note that the live stream will begin at approximately 12:40pm & the link will be provided closer to the event date.

Michael Rousseau – President & Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada 

Michael Rousseau was appointed Air Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2021. He previously was the airline’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, a role held since January 2019. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Rousseau had oversight for several significant corporate initiatives and businesses including Air Canada Rouge, in addition to his responsibilities for the airline’s overall financial strategic direction comprising all aspects of financial reporting and planning, investor relations, treasury and controller’s operations, taxation, pension administration, internal audit, procurement and corporate real estate. From 2007 to 2018, Mr. Rousseau was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and he has played a significant and highly strategic role in Air Canada’s successful transformation over the past decade.

Prior to Air Canada, Mr. Rousseau held executive positions including those of President, and before that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Canada’s largest diversified general merchandise retailer, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). He has also held senior executive financial positions at other large, international corporations, including Moore Corporation in Chicago, Silcorp Limited and the UCS Group (a division of Imasco Limited). A graduate of York University, Mr. Rousseau has been a member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1983. He holds the prestigious FCA and FCPA designations, conferred by CPA Ontario in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions. He was named Canada’s CFO of the Year™ for 2017 by Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC Canada and Robert Half. Mr. Rousseau has been a member of the Board of Directors at Resolute Forest Products since 2010 and he has held several Board memberships of other public companies over the past 18 years.

One lucky in person guest will win 2 Economy Class round trip promotional tickets for travel to the destination of their choice in Air Canada’s worldwide network. This door prize is generously donated by Air Canada.

COVID Protocols

All guests, staff, directors, vendors and volunteers will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and government issued ID in order to enter the event room. In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certification program, the only exemptions are for patrons under 12 years old accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, or patrons with medical exemptions (a doctor’s note must be provided). Masks and physical distancing will also be required when not seated at your table. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. More details can be found here.

(City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020 – O. Reg. 364/20.)


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