CBC/Radio-Canada announced today that Roula Zaarour has been appointed to the position of Vice-President of People and Culture, and will be joining the Corporation on December 1, 2011.
“People have been my number one priority since the day I arrived at CBC/Radio-Canada,” says Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “And, as we push forward with Strategy 2015: Everyone, Every way, it will be the talent, passion and commitment of our people that will ensure our success.”
Zaarour comes to CBC/Radio-Canada from the Argentinean airline Aerolineas Argentinas in Buenos Aires, where she was the Vice-President of Business Transformation. Over the last 13 years, she has demonstrated her ability to deal with complex and challenging national and international organizations with multiple unions and stakeholders and has sharpened her relationship building skills and sound judgment in industrial relations as a management consultant and in the airline industry in Canada, the US and South America.
“Most importantly,” says Lacroix, “in a position that demands a significant degree of high-level thinking, Roula brings to the Corporation a wealth of strategic and analytic skills. These skills will certainly serve us well as we respond to the challenges of delivering Strategy 2015 in a creative way.”
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.