Thursday, April 20, 2023


Calin Rovinescu, Retired President & CEO, Air Canada

Canadian Business Leader Lifetime Achievement Honouree

Calin Rovinescu served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada from 2009 to 2021, during which time he led a financial and commercial transformation of Air Canada into a global champion. In a time of global financial uncertainty, he established a new direction and vision for the airline resulting in its unprecedented growth, profitability and stock market performance. Under his leadership, sustainability was emphasized, with the establishment of the Air Canada Foundation and numerous environmental and diversity achievements. He is a member of the Board of Directors of BCE Inc. and Scotiabank, and a senior advisor to Brookfield Asset Management and Teneo Inc., as well as a venture capital investor in emerging technologies.

Prior to 2009, Mr. Rovinescu was a Co-founder and Principal of Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank. Prior to 2000, he was the Managing Partner of the law firm Stikeman Elliott in Montréal. Mr. Rovinescu also served as Chair of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board from 2012 to 2016 and Chair of the International Air Transport Association in 2014 to 2015. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. 

Rania Llewellyn, President & CEO, Laurentian Bank

Canadian Business Leader of the Year

Rania Llewellyn was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Laurentian Bank on October 30, 2020. She is the first woman to lead a major chartered bank in Canada. Ms. Llewellyn is a strategic, purpose-driven and innovative leader with more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry. In her first year as CEO of Laurentian, Ms. Llewellyn launched the Bank’s new strategic plan, purpose and core values setting it up on a path to drive long-term profitable and sustainable growth. Ms. Llewellyn previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments, at Scotiabank, where she began her career as a part-time teller. Over the years, she rose through the ranks and held increasingly senior positions such as Vice President, Multicultural Banking; President & CEO of Roynat Capital; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Growth Strategy; and, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking.

Event Details

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | Reception and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel, Montreal, QC

Contact Details

For more information or to attend the dinner, please contact Anick DeSousa, Director, Member Relations and Export Services at or 613.302.7612.

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