Roula Zaarour was appointed CBC/Radio-Canada’s Vice-President, People and Culture, on December 1, 2011.
Ms. Zaarour is responsible for delivering the Corporation’s human resources services and ensuring a positive relationship between management and employees. She helps lead the “people” component of the Corporation’s five-year strategic plan, Strategy 2015, ensuring that CBC/Radio-Canada is a rewarding, progressive and diverse workplace that builds professional teams of innovative and highly skilled people dedicated to accomplishing the plan.
Before coming to CBC/Radio-Canada, Ms. Zaarour was Vice-President of Business Transformation at the Argentinean airline Aerolineas Argentinas, a company of around 10,000 employees. There, she led the implementation of a transformation plan based on a five-year business strategy following a full re-nationalization of the airline. Prior to that, Ms. Zaarour was Senior Consultant at MatlinPatterson Global Advisors LLC, a private equity firm specializing in distressed investments. In this role, she developed and led the execution of the restructuring plans for investments in the aviation sector in the U.S. and South America. She was heavily involved in industrial relations with various governmental and unionized stakeholders.
Ms. Zaarour earned her Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She then moved to Boston where she pursued her M.Sc. in Engineering Management at Northeastern University, and then to Montreal where she completed an MBA at Concordia University.