Pierre is a highly experienced international aviation executive, who is also an expert in managing change. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Air Canada, he held senior positions in the airline’s technical services, marketing, and strategic planning, and subsequently led the company’s successful privatization. As Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, he transformed IATA into a major supplier of products and services for the industry. He subsequently Chaired the Board of THALES Canada – a leading supplier of hi-tech safety and security systems to commercial aviation, the military and light rail. Pierre has remained closely involved with commercial aviation and aerospace in Canada and internationally.