MONTREAL, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ – Groupe Aeroplan Inc. (TSX: AER), today
announced the departure of Tony Buffin, Executive Vice President and Managing
Director, Groupe Aeroplan Europe, effective this summer.
Rupert Duchesne, President and Chief Executive Officer said: “Tony’s
leadership of the London office has ensured a smooth transition and
integration of the UK and Canadian loyalty businesses since we purchased
Loyalty Management Group in December 2007. His move from Chief Financial
Officer to Managing Director of the London business has helped us to establish
a truly international loyalty company including the acquisition of a
controlling stake in Air Miles Middle East, the launch of LMG Insight &
Communication and a number of international development opportunities. We wish
Tony all the best in his new endeavour.”
Tony will be moving to Melbourne, Australia to take up the position of
Chief Financial Officer of grocer Coles.
The corporation has commenced its search for his replacement.
About Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management
corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada’s premier loyalty program
and Nectar, the United Kingdom’s leading coalition loyalty program. In the
Gulf Region, Groupe Aeroplan owns 60 per cent of Rewards Management Middle
East, the operator of Air Miles programs in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar
and Bahrain. Groupe Aeroplan also operates LMG Insight & Communication, a
customer-driven insight and data analytics business offering international
services to retailers and their suppliers.
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