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Former Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu has joined Brookfield Asset Management Inc. as a senior advisor in the firm’s global private equity group.

Rovinescu will look for global investment opportunities with a special focus on the aviation and aerospace sectors, a release from Brookfield said.

Rovinescu served as Air Canada’s president and chief executive from April 2009 until he retired in February. Before that he co-founded investment bank Genuity Capital Markets, which was later acquired by Canaccord Financial Inc. to form Canaccord Genuity.

In November, Rovinescu joined the Bank of Nova Scotia’s board.