Executive Biographies

Lise Fournel

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

An Air Canada employee for more than 25 years, Lise Fournel joined the airline in 1979 in the Operational Research Department. She became Manager, Customer Relations, Computer and Systems Services Branch in 1983 and over the next 10 years, held several positions as Director and Senior Director in areas such as Strategic and Tactical Planning, and Pricing and Yield Management. Lise was appointed Vice-President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, then Senior Vice-President Commercial in June 1999. In January 2000, Lise was appointed Executive Vice-President, Commercial, and in September 2001 she was named to the position of President, Destina, an Air Canada subsidiary which was responsible for all e-commerce initiatives.  In 2003, she is named Senior Vice-President, E- Commerce and Chief Information Officer.

Lise attended l'Université de Montréal, where she earned a Master's Degree in Mathematics (Statistics) and also completed graduate studies in Administration at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal.   Lise has been a member of various Boards; such as, Tourisme Montréal, CIREM and Musée Pointe-à-Callière.  She is presently on the Board of the University of Montreal.  Lise is very active with the Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association.