Canadian North names interim CEO after Avery’s sudden departure
Airline declines request for more details on change in its top leadership
Canadian North has named Rashwan Domloge its new interim president and CEO, following the sudden departure Wednesday of former president Chris Avery.
Requests by Nunatsiaq News for more information on the reason for Avery’s departure were declined by the airline, which services Canada’s North.
Avery joined the airline First Air in 2017, eventually becoming its president and CEO in 2018 when it merged with Canadian North. Following the merger, he took the top job at the new Canadian North.
“The Board thanks Chris for his contributions to the organization and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” spokesperson Annie Thomlinson said in a statement Thursday announcing Domloge’s appointment to head the airline on an interim basis.
Domloge previously served as Canadian North’s vice-president of maintenance and engineering for 13 years.
“During this time, he has demonstrated steady leadership and a deep understanding of the technical requirements of operating a northern airline,” Thomlinson said.
“He has also been instrumental in ensuring that key milestones were achieved during the recent merger of First Air and Canadian North Inc.”
Domloge also held senior roles at Air Transat and other aviation organizations prior to joining Canadian North in 2008.