Louis R. Chênevert is a Canadian businessman who is currently an exclusive advisor for Goldman Sachs and a member of the board of directors at Cargill.
Chênevert earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in production management from HEC Montreal, an affiliated Business School of the University of Montreal. He is the current chairman of HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board and also a founding director and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Friends of HEC Montreal.
Early Career Life.
He spent 14 years at General Motors where he served as the Production General Manager at the company’s St. Theresa operation. He left in 1993 to join Pratt & Whitney where he became the president in April, 1996 until March, 2006.
Post-2006 Career Life.
After leaving Pratt & Whitney, Chênevert joined United Technologies as President and Chief Operating Officer, while also serving as the company’s Director. His title changed in 2008 when he was officially elected President and Chief Operating Officer of the company until he retired in 2014.
Other Career Nominations.
Chênevert serves on the Board of Directors for Cargill, a Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He is also the Chairman of the Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board.
In 2016, he became Goldman Sachs Exclusive Advisor, a position he holds till today. Chênevert is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Business Roundtable, where he chairs the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, and The Business Council.
Chênevert’s AIAA Induction.
In 2005, Chênevert was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Chênevert Employee Scholar Program.
A Gazette article titled “Louis Chenevert’s Tips on Improving Your Business by Investing in Your Employees” unveils one of Chênevert’s methods for inspiring his employees. The article reported that under the Employee Scholar Program, Louis Chevernert empowered a lot of his employees to seek and earn degrees in any area they wanted.
This investment in people and respect for his employees is one of Chevernet’s core values and he was quoted to have said that “people respect leaders who valued their employees”.