Arielle Meloul-Wechsler | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler | HRM CA Hotlist 2014

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler | HRM CA Hotlist 2014 Arielle Meloul-WechslerArielle Meloul-Wechsler
Vice-President, Human Resources

Air Canada is increasingly an anomaly, with all employees enrolled in the company pension plan, and the majority belong to defined benefit plans. It also maintains final salary pension plans. 

That position comes with both challenges and bragging rights for Meloul-Wechsler, who took over as Vice-President of Human Resources in September 2013. She has been with the carrier since 1997 and has been in the employee relations function, as senior director of Human Resources, since 2011. In her new role, she has responsibility for all aspects of HR, with the exception of labour relations. Before moving into the employee relations role, she was assistant general counsel and director of legal services at Air Canada.

As one of Canada’s top employers, the airline claims 27,000 employees and nearly 35 million customers each year.

“We invest a great deal in the well-being of our employees, and we are thrilled to be recognized as a company that values its workforce through best practice programs and working conditions,” Meloul-Wechsler says. “Our employees, in turn, take great pride in delivering the safest and best possible customer experience every day.”

See who else made it on our Hot List.

Vice President Human Resources, Air Canada (2013)
  • Senior Director, Human Resources & Assistant General Counsel of Legal Services, Air Canada (1997-2013)
  • Attorney, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (1997-2011)
Years of Experience:
  • Quebec Bar
  • Airline Personnel Directors Counsel 
  • Member, Conseil du Patronnat
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Montreal (1989-1992)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology, McGill University (1986-1989)
Current Town Montreal

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