2011 Milken Institute Summit
President and CEO, Bombardier Inc.
Pierre Beaudoin is president and CEO of Bombardier Inc., the largest supplier of rail equipment, systems and services, and the third-largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the world. Named to his current position in 2008, Beaudoin joined Bombardier in 1985 to help organize the Marine Products Division. Later he was named vice president of product development for the Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo Division, and then executive vice president and president. In 1996 he was appointed president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Recreational Products. He later served as president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, and then assumed the post of president and chief operating officer of Bombardier Aerospace. In December 2004, in addition to his duties as president and COO of Bombardier Aerospace, Beaudoin was appointed executive vice president of Bombardier Inc., a member of the Office of the President and a member of the board. Beaudoin studied business administration at Brébeuf College in Montréal and industrial relations at McGill University.