Air Canada has appointed Duncan Bureau as
Vice-President, Global Sales, effective 9 June 2014.
Mr. Bureau will report directly to Ben Smith,
Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, and in this
newly defined position will be responsible for revenue generated
through all sales channels from all points of sale. He will be
based in Toronto.
Mr. Bureau has extensive airline industry sales
and product distribution experience in Canada and in Asia where he
was most recently Senior Vice-President, Global Sales and
Distribution at Malaysia Airlines. He was previously with WestJet where he held the position of Vice-President Sales and
Distribution between 2006 and 2012.
"I am pleased to
announce Duncan Bureau's appointment to this key role of leading
the sales team at Air Canada as we focus on maintaining a
competitive advantage in the domestic Canadian market while we
expand our international network," said Ben Smith, Executive
Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. "His proven talent,
leadership skills and broad industry experience in sales, business
development and product distribution in Canada and Asia make him
the right candidate for this role as we work with key corporate,
trade and distribution partners to create new business
opportunities and continue to innovate the way we sell and
distribute our product."
Mr. Bureau succeeds Zeina Gedeon who has elected
to leave the company to pursue other interests.
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