Further Strengthens Executive Management Team to realize vision of
becoming the global leader in loyalty management
MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Aeroplan Inc. (TSX: AER),
today announced the appointment of Sandy Walker to the position of
Senior Vice President, Global Talent and Culture. Based in Toronto and
reporting directly to Groupe Aeroplan's President and CEO Rupert
Duchesne, Sandy's mandate will be to mobilize our considerable HR
strength across the global enterprise to support and guide our efforts
to realize our talent and culture goals.
"We are eager to leverage Sandy's experience in guiding businesses
through transformational change," said Rupert Duchesne. "Our vision of
becoming the recognized global leader in loyalty management will be
realized through the strength and depth of our current, emerging and
targeted talent and the culture that we develop together."
Sandy joins Groupe Aeroplan most recently from BCE/Bell Canada, Canada's
largest communications company, where she held the post of Vice
President, Human Resources - Business Markets. In this role, Sandy
successfully oversaw multiple transformational business structuring
endeavours, evolved people and culture planning for all B2B businesses,
and led the reset of Bell's Leadership Development and Talent
Management programs, focused on building the organization's talent
pipeline and supporting talent identification deeply into the
Prior to joining Bell, Sandy was Senior Vice President, Human Resources
& Administration at Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., where as a
member of the Executive Committee, she had full responsibility for all
matters related to global human resource governance matters. Earlier in
her career, Sandy held progressively senior roles in the life and
health reinsurance business, leading to the role of Head, Human
Resource Services, North America for Swiss Re Life & Health.
About Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a global leader in loyalty management, owns
Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, Carlson
Marketing, an international loyalty marketing services, engagement and
events provider, as well as Nectar, the United Kingdom's largest
coalition loyalty program. Groupe Aeroplan also operates LMG Insight &
Communication, an international customer-driven insight and data
analytics business. In addition, Groupe Aeroplan has majority equity
positions in Air Miles Middle East and Nectar Italia as well as a
minority position in Club Premier, Mexico's leading coalition loyalty
program. For more information about Groupe Aeroplan, please visit www.groupeaeroplan.com.