Air Canada assigns additional responsibilities to senior VP of People and Culture

Air Canada Press Release | March 20, 2018

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Air Canada president and chief executive officer Calin Rovinescu has announced that Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, senior vice-president, People and Culture, will take on additional duties with responsibility for Corporate Communications at Air Canada.

“Arielle has wide management experience and a proven record of accomplishment, with Air Canada being named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for five consecutive years. Through her leadership of our successful culture change initiatives, which have also heightened customer engagement, she has been deeply involved in the most fundamental aspects of our transformation. This experience positions her well to effectively now also manage communications with our various stakeholders as we continue our path to become a leading global carrier,” said Rovinescu.

In addition to her existing responsibilities, in her new role as senior vice-president, People, Culture and Communications, Meloul-Wechsler will oversee all aspects of Air Canada corporate communications, including social media, corporate reputation and employee communications. She will also lead Air Canada community investment programs focused mainly on the well-being of children and youth with management oversight of the Air Canada Foundation.

Meloul-Wechsler was appointed senior vice-president, People and Culture in May 2017, responsible for overall leadership for human resources, labour relations, customer service training, employee communications, and culture change initiatives across the company.

A member of Air Canada’s executive team since September 2013, she was previously senior director and then vice-president, Human Resources.

Prior to that, she was assistant general counsel and director of legal services at Air Canada, where her practice groups included corporate financings, reorganizations, M&A transactions, business outsourcing arrangements, information technology, strategic purchasing and intellectual property.

She is also Air Canada’s champion of official languages.

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