MONTREAL — It’s a big day for Air Canada’s Calin Rovinescu, who has just been announced as a new inductee into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
Rovinescu, who has served as Air Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2009, will be inducted as a Companion in the 2020 Canadian Business Hall of Fame, recognizes Canada’s most distinguished business leaders, past and present.
On his many notable achievements, Annette Verschuren, member of the Air Canada Board of Directors and a 2019 Canadian Business Hall of Fame Inductee, said: “Calin’s exceptional business and leadership achievements have been widely recognized by several influential organizations both in Canada and globally. His deep commitment to making Canada a better place begins with his relentless determination and long-term vision in creating a sustainable, continually improving global company, which becomes a solid foundation to giving back to society.”
Verschuren also noted Rovinescu’s oversight of Air Canada’s initiatives in championing diversity, mentorship to youth, investing in future technologies to reduce environmental impact, and advancing charitable programs, as well as his personal contributions to educational scholarships through his role as University of Ottawa’s Chancellor.
“It is most fitting that his accomplishments in business excellence and contributions to Canadian social causes have earned Calin another top honour as an inductee into the 2019 Canadian Business Hall of Fame,” she added.
Among his man recognitions, Rovinescu was recently named CEO of the Year and Strategist of the Year (2019), and was awarded the Executive Leadership Award at the 2018 Airline Strategy Awards. He was also named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year in 2016 and Canada’s best CEO in 2013.