Plaza Premium Group (PPG) this week announced that Pascal Bélanger has been named its new senior vice-resident, commercial development and operations for PPG in Canada.

Bélanger will report to PPG COO Sylvio Angelone, and will be responsible for developing business strategies to ensure success in the Canadian market with brands that include Plaza Premium Lounge, Aerotel, ALLWAYS Meet and Greet service, and airport dining.

Bélanger brings more than 17 years of experience in commercial and airport operations to his new role, most recently serving 12 years at Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) as the executive vice-president, airport and commercial operations, for Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG).

Prior to that, Bélanger worked at Aeroport de Quebec as president and chief operating officer, successfully provided strategic an operational leadership at Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).

“As we transform our business into a new era of travel by putting digital solutions and customer experience in the forefront, we believe there are a lot of opportunities for growth and it is the time to build and scale our airport hospitality solutions in Canada,” Angelone said. “In our commitment to make travel better, we believe with Bélanger at the helm, he will drive the team to success and drive our vision in this key market.”