Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu Retiring Next Year; Michael Rousseau Named His Successor

It’s the end of an era for Air Canada.

Calin Rovinescu, who helped turn Canada’s biggest airline into a huge success in the air and on the stock exchange, will leave the CEO’s job in February of next year.

The airline says Rovinescu, who led the company for more than a decade, will step down on Feb. 15.

Michael Rousseau, Air Canada’s deputy chief executive and chief financial officer, has been named to succeed him.

Rovinescu has been chief executive of Air Canada since April 1, 2009.

He took over the top job after serving as the airline’s executive vice-president, corporate development and strategy, and as its chief restructuring officer.

Rousseau has been deputy chief executive since December 2018 and Air Canada’s chief financial officer since 2007.

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