Louis Chenevert – Canadian Businessman Driving the World

Louis R. Chenevert has earned his place in the annals of Northern American technology and leadership that have greatly shaped the future. He has worked in leadership positions with many community organizations, i.e., the Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Business Council, and the U.S.–India CEO Forum/Business Roundtable.

He was an overseer for the Bushnell Theater, one of the board of directors for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. His prestigious awards included the 1997 Harrington Medal from the Quebec Quality Movement and the 1995 Nouveaux Performant.

In 2005, Louis Chenevert was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2009 an Honor Award recipient from the National Building Museum, a 2011 honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal and Person of the Year from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine.

Mr. Chenevert is a Canadian businessman and entrepreneur. He attended the Universite de Montreal, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commericales where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He joined United Technologies (UTC) Pratt and Whitney Canadian division in 1993, having previously worked as General Motors’ St. Thereste Production General Manager. Louis Chenevert served as the Pratt and Whitney President and COO from 1999 through the first quarter of 2006.

In 2008 he became the CEO of the UTC Corporation and its Chairman in 2010. UTC is globally known as the owner of Pratt & Whitney jet engines, Otis elevators, and the makers of the Black Hawk military helicopters. Under his leadership, UTC acquired Goodrich Corp and combined it with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems.

Mr. Chenevert served as the UTC CEO for over six years, then in 2015 he joined Goldman Sachs merchant banking division as its Exclusive Adviser. In this Goldman Sachs position, he will lead the way to study deals in the field of aerospace and industrial divisions.
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