Calin Rovinescu is President and CEO of Air Canada.

Calin was just five years old when his parents fled the Communist regime in Romania and settled in Montreal – an experience that profoundly shaped his identity and values. As you’ll hear, his dedication to the success of his company – and the country – is unshakeable.

I spoke with Calin in April, prior to news of the company’s Air Transat takeover bid. But the deal reflects many of the themes of today’s podcast, including Calin’s approach to leadership, calculated risk, and competition.