Bombardier has announced that Daniel Desjardins will retire as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bombardier Inc., effective December 31, 2018. He will be succeeded by Alain Rondeau, who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Legal Services, effective immediately and will replace Desjardins as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective January 1, 2019.
Following his retirement, Mr. Desjardins will continue to serve as a special advisor to Alain Bellemare and assume the role of Chairman of Bombardier Transportation’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Rondeau, who has been working as a consultant for Bombardier for the past year, brings more than 30 years of high-level legal and aerospace experience. He served as Vice President, Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Pratt & Whitney Canada for 21 years, where he was responsible for leading a global team of more than 70 legal professionals. Before joining Pratt & Whitney, Alain Rondeau practiced corporate and commercial law with firm Byers Casgrain (now Dentons). He holds both civil LL.L. and common LL.B. law degrees from the University of Ottawa and completed a Senior Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.