Lise Fournel was Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Air Canada until early 2017. She is a technology expert with a global perspective in marketing and revenue management and e-commerce. Over her more than 35-year career with Air Canada, Lise has held increasingly senior positions in Technology, Strategic Planning and Passenger Commercial. She was also President of Destina.ca.
Lise sits on the board of Desjardins Financial Security and is a member of the Technology Committee on the board of l'Université de Montréal. She has also served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Tourisme Montréal, CIREM and Musée Pointe-à-Callière, and was involved with the Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association. For three years, she was named one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by WXN and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2008.
Lise earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from l'Université de Montréal, completed graduate studies in Business Administration at Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D).