President & CEO, Air Canada

Supporting research on the brain

Calin Rovinescu was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada on April 1, 2009 and since then has helped transform the airline into one of the award-winning leading airlines of the world, including the Skytrax “Best Airline in North America” award for four years running.

Calin is also the Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board and serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

From 2004 until his re-joining Air Canada, Mr. Rovinescu was a Co-founder and Principal of Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank.

Mr. Rovinescu first joined Air Canada in 2000 as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development & Strategy and served as well as Chief Restructuring Officer in 2003-2004.

Prior to 2000, he was the Managing Partner of the law firm Stikeman Elliott in Montreal, where he practiced law for over 20 years, and was a member of the firm’s Partnership Board and Executive Committee.

Mr. Rovinescu received his LL.B from the University of Ottawa in 1980, his LL.L from the University of Montreal in 1978, and his D.E.C. from McGill University in 1974. He is a member of the Quebec and Ontario Bar Associations.

In 2011, Calin was honoured by B’Nai Brith Canada at their Award of Merit Gala and in 2013 the Globe and Mail named him as the Report on Business CEO of the Year. He also has a long record of philanthropic and community service and has served on the boards or as event chairman of several non-profit organizations in the health and arts fields.

Benefactor
Dr. Daniel C. Andreae

Partners in research
Anonymous

Sam and Frances Belzberg

The Wagner Children
Jean Sutkiewicz
Evy Moskowitz
Chuck and Rachel Wagner
in honour of
Morris and Ruth Wagner
and
Marek Sutkiewicz

Project Champion
David and Stacey Cynamon

Rob & Cheryl McEwen

Ralph and Shirlee Medjuck

Legacy Sponsor
Robert Benson
In Honour of Norma Betty Benson

Dr. Barry and Honey Sherman

Sharon Zuckerman

Honouree cocktail sponsor
Dr. Stuart and Francie Klein

50th Anniversary Sponsor


Kenny Field

The Menkes Family

The Ossip Family

Harry and Evelyn Rosen

Leesa Steinberg

Weizmann Canada, Calgary Chapter

Platinum Sponsor
Faith and Jordan Banks

Nancy Pencer and Michael Benjamin



Jeremy & Judith Freedman Foundation



Rovinescu Family Foundation



Sam Switzer and Family


And Liz & John Breen

The Kavelman Fonn Foundation

Diamond Sponsor




Henri and Lily Cynamon


& Weisz Family Foundation

Bill and Marika Glied

Lengyel Families

Gold Sponsor





& Laurie and Jeffrey Cohen

Silver Sponsor
Anne-Marie Boucher and Mitch Garber

Howard Sokolowski and Linda Frum Charitable Foundation



The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation

Bronze Sponsor












Mike and Sandra Florence



Dr. Steve Gottesman and Ms. Liddy Beck





Mel Hoppenheim Family Foundation

Bruce and Lianne Leboff



Jay Smith and Laura Rapp



Lisa and Mark Smith

Leadership Sponsor
Eleanor and Barry Appleby





Stephen Bloom and Bonnie Goodman-Bloom

Elen and Howard Brodie









Leslie and Anna Dan




& Michael and Ellen Miller







Jeff and Lydia Goldfarb

Allan Goldstein and Michelle Glied-Goldstein













Joanne and Howard Nemeroff

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Anton and Ilana Rabie









John and Susan Rose & Family

Valeria and Mike Rosenbloom

Carol and Lionel Schipper



Wendy and David Shapira



Vivian and Sheldon Silverberg



Joyce and Gordon Strauss





The Sidney Greenberg Family Foundation