Air Canada Vacations announced on Tuesday (April 13) that in addition to her current role, Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and CCO at Air Canada, will be leading Air Canada Vacations as its President, replacing Craig Landry, effective immediately.
Mr. Landry has served as president of the group since December 2015 and will remain executive vice-president, operations at Air Canada.
During his tenure as president, he successfully led the team in growing its business and reinforcing its position as a key player in the leisure market.
The change in leadership comes as a result of a commercial reassessment and adapting of strategies following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Lucie’s expertise in leading the team and her accumulated knowledge in revenue, product, distribution, sales and network management will be a tremendous asset in establishing a solid future for Air Canada Vacations,” said Mr. Landry.
Ms. Guillemette said she looks forward to "leading this agile team with a strong entrepreneurial spirit into its next chapter. Now is the time to strengthen our relationships and lay the groundwork for our full recovery by leveraging the commercial synergies that exist between Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations."
"I am certainly very pleased to have Air Canada Vacations join the Air Canada commercial team."
Nino Montagnese, Vice President – Air Canada Vacations, will report directly to Lucie as he did previously to Craig, and retains his responsibility to lead the senior leadership team at ACV in all aspects of the day-to-day management of company.
Ms. Guillemette was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada in January 2017, with overall responsibility for all of Air Canada’s commercial strategies to support the airline’s business objectives and continued drive towards sustained profitability.
She has been a member of Air Canada’s executive team since 2008 when she was appointed Vice President, Revenue Management.
She holds a certificate in Public Relations from the Universite de Montreal, and Certificates in Management and in Airline Transportation, both from McGill University.
In 2017, Ms. Guillemette was recognized by the Women's Executive Network as of one Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women in Business in the Corporate Executive category.
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