Mtre Daniel Desjardins
Mtre Daniel Desjardins is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bombardier Inc. and is a member of the Management Committee of the Corporation. He has joined Bombardier Inc. in April 1998. As General Counsel, Mtre Desjardins manages a legal department of 175 lawyers in 17 countries. Bombardier is the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer and the world leading manufacturer of trains and related servicing activities. The corporation, with 65,400 employees in more than 23 countries, posted US $18.3 billion in revenues for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
Mtre Desjardins has also the corporate responsibility for environmental matters, health and safety, insurance and risk management. Mtre Desjardins is also the Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Bombardier. The latest CSR report was published in November 2010.
Before joining Bombardier, being from February 1986 to April 1998, Mr. Desjardins was a senior partner of Hudon Gendron Harris Thomson, where he was practicing in the field of corporate, banking and real estate law.
Mtre Desjardins was appointed by the Canadian Lawyer in August 2011 as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. He was also presented in Montreal in April 2010 with the 2010 Robert V.A. Jones Award by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. In June 2007, Mtre Desjardins was presented in New York with the General Counsel of the Year award by the International Law Office, Global Counsel Awards and the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is the author of articles and has given many conferences on various topics including in-house practice.
Mtre Desjardins obtained his Law Degree (LL.L) in 1977 from University of Montreal and his Master Degree (LL.M) in 1983 from McGill University.