MONTREAL, Oct. 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-Marc Eustache, Chair of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat A.T. Inc., announces the appointment, effective immediately, of Louise St-Pierre as an independent director of the Company.
"Ms. St-Pierre has gained a solid reputation in the business world and extensive experience in the senior management of a major telecommunications firm," Mr. Eustache said. "She will provide her enlightened perspective. We are pleased and proud to welcome her to Transat's Board."
Ms. St-Pierre had a successful career in the information technologies industry, first with IBM Canada, then with DMR, before she was recruited by Cogeco Communications Inc., where she was a vice-president in a number of sectors. In 2013, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Cable Canada (now Cogeco Connexion), serving in that position until she left in 2016. Her professional career led her to be named a Top 100 Award Winner on the "Canada's Most Powerful Women" list of the Women's Executive NetworkTM (WXN) in both 2015 and 2016.
In 2017, Ms. St-Pierre was named Chair of the Board of Directors of Domaine Forget, where she had been a director since 2012, and she also sits on the Board of CAA-Quebec. She is Class Patron of the 2018 cohort of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program and an investor member of Anges Québec, which contributes to the launch and growth of businesses in a variety of sectors.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. It operates mainly in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 25 destination countries, and distributes products in over 50 countries. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 (TSX: TRZ).
Recent distinctions and awards
Named world's second-best leisure airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards (2013–2017) and best in North America in the same category (2012-2017)
Placed second among airlines on Forbes magazine's 2017 ranking of Canada's Best Employers
Named one of the Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by the research firm Corporate Knights (2014–2017; 16th in 2017)
Named the number one carrier in North America for energy efficiency by Atmosfair (2011–2016)
Ranked among the Top 10 call centres in North America by BenchmarkPortal (2012 and 2015)
Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline (2008–2017) and Best Tour Operator (2014–2017), at the Agent's Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
Voted Best Airline (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and Best Tour Operator (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
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