Éric Martel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. on March 11, 2020 and officially started in the role on April 6, 2020. He is also a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec since July 2015. From 2002 until 2015, he held positions of increasing responsibility within Bombardier, including President of Bombardier Business Aircraft, President Bombardier Aerospace Services, Vice-President and General Manager of the Global and Challenger platforms and he also worked at Bombardier Transportation from 2002 to 2004 as Vice President Operations for North America. Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Martel worked for various other high-profile multinational companies, such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods.
Éric Martel holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University and was awarded an honourary doctorate by Concordia University in 2019. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Mr. Martel has been actively involved with Centraide of Greater Montreal for over 20 years. He served as co-chair of the organization’s 2019 campaign. He also co-chairs the fundraising campaign of the Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. He sits on the board of Robotique FIRST Québec and is a member of the advisory board of Concordia University’s Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.