ROBERT (BOB) SARTOR
President & CEO
Bob Sartor joined The Calgary Airport Authority in January 2017 as President and CEO. Bob graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1979 and obtained his CA designation in 1981. Bob articled with Coopers & Lybrand in Montreal and, in 1983, moved to Vancouver where he worked in the Insolvency Department of Coopers & Lybrand. In late 1985, Bob was recruited to Kraft Canada and returned to Montreal where he was first the Manager of Capital Investment Analysis, then Assistant Controller and ultimately, Treasurer. Bob attended the Columbia University International Business Program while at Kraft. In 1988, Bob was again recruited, this time to Halifax, to act as CFO of a food wholesaler/retailer that was in financial difficulty. This began a career that saw Bob and his family move to Toronto (Oshawa Foods) and Calgary (The Forzani Group), both turnarounds. At The Forzani Group, Bob joined as the CFO in 1997 and, in early 2000, became President before ultimately becoming CEO in 2004. In late summer 2011, The Forzani Group was sold to Canadian Tire. In early 2012, after a brief flirtation with retirement, Bob joined Big Rock Brewery in Calgary as President and CEO.