Air Canada Appoints Amos Kazzaz as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kazzaz is currently Air Canada’s Senior Vice President of Finance based at the carrier’s Montreal headquarters and will assume his new duties as CFO on February 15, 2021.
On Tuesday (December 15, 2020), Air Canada announced the appointment of Amos Kazzaz as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective February 15, 2021. Mr. Kazzaz currently serves as the carrier’s Senior Vice President – Finance and is based at the company’s Montreal headquarters. As CFO, he will have oversight for Air Canada’s financial strategic direction with responsibilities for financial reporting and planning, investor relations, treasury and controller’s operations, taxation, pension administration, internal audit, fleet, procurement and corporate real estate.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Air Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, said,
“I am very pleased to name Amos as our next Chief Financial Officer following Mike Rousseau's advancement to CEO. Amos has been a key member of our highly skilled executive team for over a decade. His financial acumen, proven track record and deep knowledge of Air Canada's business position him well for the CFO role and to help guide Air Canada as the industry recovers”
Amos Kazzaz joined Air Canada in 2010 as Vice President – Financial Planning and Analysis and was elevated to Senior Vice President of Finance in 2015. He previously held senior executive roles in the airline and transportation sector, including 24 years with United Airlines, where he held executive positions in finance, planning and cost management. Mr. Kazzaz holds an MBA from the University of Denver and a B.A. in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Colorado.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, serving over 51 million guests in 2019. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax, who also named the carrier ‘2019 Best Airline in North America.’
Source: Air Canada