Louis Chênevert Transformative Leadership in the business world

Louis Chênevert is a French-Canadian born prominent leader in the business world. His business career has seen him progress from one level to another managing and steering each organization he has worked for to succeed.

Mr. Chênevert was born in 1957 in Farmington a small town in the Quebec State. Among his siblings, he was considered a very brilliant child, and it was evident in everything he set out to do.

His business acumen started right from his schooling days. He attended prestigious Université de Montréal, École des Hautesétudes (HEC) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in production management. After graduating, he was employed by General Motors where he served as a Production manager of Therese operation. His time at GM spanned 14 years with his significant achievement being sealing the Goodrich deal for the company. Chênevert later joined Pratt & Whitney in 1993 where he served as the company’s president until 2008 when he joined United Technologies Corporations (UTC) as the CEO and the chairman. He served in the positions until he officially retired in 2014.

His time at UTC has been nothing short of excellent success as he was able to achieve some things including overseeing a tremendous technological innovation period that saw the company develop Geared Turbofan that was an industry game changer. His tenure at UTC was marked by substantial investments regarding employee training, and technological advancements which he saw were the elements of success for any company. Louis Chênevert has also worked as a senior industry advisor for Goldman Sach Merchant banking division between 2015 and 2017.

Other organizations Chênevert has worked with include; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, business council, Cargill Inc., and Friends of HEC among others.

Louis Chênevert is particularly excited by how technology has brought significant change in the society and the many opportunities it continues to provide. He advises young entrepreneurs to be passionate, focused and optimistic in translating their ideas into reality.

He attributes his business success to the fact that he surrounds himself with good people and always keeps an open mind.

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