Ruth, Tom

President and Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport

Ruth, Tom

President and Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton International Airport

Biography

Tom is responsible for the management and operation of Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canada’s fifth busiest airport, and Villeneuve Airport which serves the Edmonton Metro Region’s general and recreational aviation sectors. Under Tom’s leadership, EIA has seen significant growth in both passenger and air cargo service, connecting the Edmonton Metropolitan Region with direct flights to over 50 destinations within Canada, the US and Europe and cargo to and from Asia. Tom has also advanced development of the Airport City Sustainability Campus at EIA, with more than $1.5 billion dollars in private investment, including hotels, a casino, shopping centres, major business and innovation developments including its five year Innovation Expansion strategy. Tom has overseen the development of technology and agriculture accelerators connecting local and international businesses to new markets. As a leader in sustainability, EIA will soon welcome Airport City Solar, the largest solar farm.