Gregg Saretsky (born 1959 in Châteauguay, Quebec) is the former president and CEO of WestJet, a carrier based in Calgary, Alberta. He served in that position from April 2010 to March 8, 2018, after the resignation of Sean Durfy.
He grew up in a Montreal suburb to a French mother and a German father. He moved with his family to Richmond, British Columbia in 1970. He acquired a Bachelor of science in microbiology and biochemistry in 1982 and a master of business administration in 1984, both at University of British Columbia. 1985-1998 he worked with Canadian Airlines International Ltd. (formerly Pacific Western Airlines and CP Air), rising to vice president roles for Airports and Marketing. From 1998-2008 he was an executive at Seattle based Alaska Airlines Inc. In mid 2009 he joined WestJet Airlines Ltd. as vacation vice-president; in April 2010 he became CEO of the airline.
Awards and recognitions
- "Sean Durfy announces resignation from WestJet" (Press release). CNW Group. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- "WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky plots a bigger fleet" (Press release). The Globe and Mail. 2017-03-26. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
- Fawcett, Max (2012). "Business Person of the Year 2012: Gregg Saretsky, WestJet". Alberta Venture. Retrieved 2013-03-01.