Louis Chenevert is considered as among the great businessmen that Canada has produced. He was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is the immediate former Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation. During, his tenure at the company, UTC experienced a remarkable growth. His leadership at UTC focused on human resource development and technology which he termed as critical aspects of any modern company.
Louis Chenevert started his career after graduating from HEC Montreal School of Business where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Production Management. He started his career at General Motors Canada where he worked for more than fourteen years. It is his experience in the automobile industry that gave him the confidence to apply for jobs in other organizations.
After leaving GE Canada, Louis was appointed the Vice President in-charge of operation at Pratt & Whitney. Later, he was appointed the president of the same organization. He served Pratt & Whitney for six years where the company experienced huge success.
In 2006, he joined United Technologies Corporations Inc. where he became the chief operating officer. He was later promoted to the positions of president and director of United Technologies Corporations. In 2008, he was appointed the chief executive officer of the company. He resigned his position as the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Company in 2014 where he was replaced by director Edward Kangas.
Over the years, Chenevert has received honors for his role in the business field including the Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2011. He also received the Honor Award from National Building Museum.
In 2011, he was awarded a doctorate honoris causa from HEC Montreal. This was quickly followed by another a doctorate causa degree in 2014 by Concordia University for his role in the business world. Today, he serves as the chair HEC Montreal International Advisory Board and the chairman of the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board.
He developed a keen interest in business and entrepreneurship at a young age and his success in life is a true testament that boundless dedication and hard work are key ingredient to success in life