Since 2010, Sylvain Lévesque leads strategy at Bombardier. In this role, he heads the strategic planning process, evaluates the value creation potential of each business in Bombardier’s portfolio and develops the strategy for capital allocation and evolution of the portfolio.
In 2005, Mr. Lévesque was named Vice President, Finance, Marketing, Contracts and Administration for Bombardier Flexjet. At Flexjet, his mandate was to create strategies to accelerate growth and realize the full potential of Bombardier’s fractional jet ownership program. He designed and launched several new innovative business jet services, which contributed strongly to Flexjet’s 20% annual order growth during his tenure.
Mr. Lévesque previously held the position of Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Bombardier Aerospace. He joined Bombardier in 1999 as Director, Strategic Planning and the following year was named Vice President, Strategic Planning and Six Sigma for Bombardier Recreational Products.
Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Lévesque worked at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sylvain Lévesque is on the board of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics.