Opportunity Unlocked

Ferio Pugliese - Senior Vice President at Air Canada

May 10, 2020 Noah Ifergan Season 1 Episode 5
Opportunity Unlocked
Ferio Pugliese - Senior Vice President at Air Canada
Show Notes

Ferio Pugliese is Senior Vice President at Air Canada. In his role, Ferio has overall responsibility of multiple areas of the airline including the strategic direction of Air Canada’s regional operations and oversight for all relationships between the airline and various levels of government. 

Prior to joining Air Canada, he held Executive Vice President positions at Hydro One and WestJet. He has been recognized by Caldwell Partners as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40. 

As air traffic has grinded to a halt due to COVID-19, Ferio has been on the front lines of the airline industry's battle for survival in Canada. 

Discussion Highlights:  

  • (1:42) Shaping culture based on values and adapting for a crisis.  
  • (6:58) AC's repatriation effort and Canada’s unique edge.  
  • (9:59) An opportunity unlocked: converting passenger planes to cargo planes.  
  • (12:26) What AC is doing to make flying safer (more info at https://www.iata.org/).  
  • (14:55) The future of the airline industry.  
  • (17:12) Handling the WFH environment under high stress.  
  • (19:50) The importance of daily exercise.  
  • (22:06) Creating a strong culture in our own lives.  

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