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CEO Seminar: Philippe Rainville

Aéroports de Montréal


Monday 4 Nov 2019
From 5PM To 7PM

Philippe Rainville


Mr Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal, shared his experience during a networking reception gathering researchers and business people.


His presentation was on "Making an airport a destination". Mr Rainville discussed his arrival at the head of Aéroports de Montréal, his vision for customer experience, the development projects at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and the community spirit he has succeeded in developing among employees, including the change in the airport's brand image.

Philippe Rainville

A Bachelor of Commerce of McGill University in Montréal, and a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Philippe Rainville is a Chartered Professional Accountant since 1986. Prior to joining Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Mr. Rainville gained a solid expertise within several large consumer package and distribution companies such as Provigo, Pepsi Cola and in particular, Molson where he served in a variety of senior management positions in the areas of finance, strategic planning and information systems. He was also Chief Financial Officer, North America, for Tarkett Inc., a multinational manufacturer of hardwood and vinyl floor covering. He joined Aéroports de Montréal in January 2008 as Vice President Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. As a member of the Management Committee he was involved in all aspects of corporate management and governance. He represented the Company permanently to the Audit committee and to the Board of Directors. In April 2014, he was appointed as Vice President Airport Planning, Engineering and Terminal Maintenance where he was involved in the delivery of key infrastructure projects such as the major expansion of the International sector delivered in May 2016. In January 2017, Mr. Rainville is nominated President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. Mr. Rainville is a member of the Board of Montréal International and is very active in several charitable organizations.
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Louise Roy

Now an International Consultant and a Corporate Director, Louise Roy is Chair of the Board and Invited Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held senior management positions in the fields of urban transportation, air transportation and the communications industry. She was CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice-President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she chairs the Board of Directors of this Centre for Applied Public Policy Research. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the Université de Montréal from 2008 to 2018 and was appointed Chancellor Emeritus.

In the course of her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Provigo Inc. the Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural funding agency. Ms. Roy is currently a director of Montréal International, the Opéra de Montréal, the Fondation du Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) and Aéroport de Montréal.

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16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Philippe Rainville
18:00 - 18:30
Question Period
Philippe Rainville, Louise Roy
18:30 - 19:00


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada