Victoria International Airport (YYJ), operated by Victoria Airport Authority, is the 10th busiest in Canada with almost 2-million passengers per year and has been rated one of the top ten most loved airports by CNN Travel and was twice named ‘best regional airport’ in North America by Airports Council International. PFM Executive Search was asked to identify and recruit a innovative and senior operational leader to YYJ.
Our firm has now completed the national search in which Lars Olsson becomes YYJ’s new Director, Airside Operations and Safety. Lars most recently held the position of Senior Manager, Airport Operations at Hamilton International Airport (YHM) one of Canada’s premier regional airports which has been a strong economic driver for the region.
Previous to Hamilton, Lars spent over 19-years with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) – one of North America’s largest airport operations. During his time at Pearson International, Lars developed extensive knowledge and experience in airside operations as the Manager, Aviation Programs, Compliance and Coordination.
Lars and his family are extremely excited for his new career opportunity at Victoria International Airport and being part of the southern Vancouver Island community.
PFM Executive has worked within the Canadian aviation sector for more than 20-years and brings an expertise few other executive search firms can match in terms of identifying and recruiting senior leadership talent to one of the most innovative and fast growing sectors in our country. PFM Executive Search also has completed numerous senior leadership searches for a diverse group of private and public sector clients in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. We are a trusted advisor and recognized for our ability to work effectively with search committees seeking top talent.