Board of Directors
Member of Nomination and Governance Committee
Pierre Beaudoin joined the Marine Products division of Bombardier in 1985. In October 1990, he was appointed Vice President, Product Development of the Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo division. In 1992, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo division of Bombardier of which he became its President in January 1994. In April 1996, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Recreational Products. In February 2001, he was appointed President of Bombardier Aerospace, Business Aircraft and he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace in October of the same year. On December 13, 2004, in addition to his duties as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Bombardier and he also then became a member of the Board of Directors of Bombardier. On June 4, 2008, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier. He became Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2015 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2017. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Power Corporation of Canada.
Chair of the Human Resources, Nomination and Governance Committee
Mr. Bekenstein is a Managing Director at Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1984, he spent several years at Bain & Company, Inc., where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein is a member of the Board of Directors of Canada Goose Inc. He also serves as a director of several other corporations, including: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. for which he is a member of the Compensation Committee, and The Michaels Companies, Inc. Mr. Bekenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School.
Chairman of the Board of Directors; member of the Investment and Risk Committee
Mr. Boisjoli is President and Chief Executive Officer of BRP since December 2003, when BRP became a standalone company. In October 1998, Mr. Boisjoli was named President of the Snowmobile and Watercraft division, the largest division of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. In April 2001, he was given the added responsibility of managing the ATV division. Mr. Boisjoli joined Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. in 1989, after eight years in the pharmaceutical and road safety equipment industries. Mr. Boisjoli serves on the board of directors of McCain Foods Group Inc. since January 2018. Mr. Boisjoli received a Bachelor of Engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke. In April 2005, Mr. Boisjoli received the prestigious title of Executive of the Year by Powersports Magazine, the most important powersports magazine in the United States. Mr. Boisjoli was also named CEO of the year 2017 by the Canadian business newspaper Les Affaires.
He joined Bombardier Inc. in 1969 as Vice-President, Industrial Division, and then successively held the positions of Vice-President, Research and Development, Ski-Doo Division; Assistant to the President in charge of new products, Vice-President of Marketing, Marine Products Division, and President of the Roski Ltd. subsidiary, before taking the position he now holds. Mr. Bombardier is also President of 4338618, a holder of Multiple Voting Share. Mr. Bombardier holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Séminaire de Sherbrooke as well as a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance from the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a graduate of the Harvard International Senior Managers Program. He is the brother-in-law of the former Chairman Laurent Beaudoin. Mr. Bombardier served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bombardier Inc. until May 2019, a position he held since 1978.
Lead Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Mr. Hanley is a Corporate Director with many years of experience in senior management roles and corporate governance. He sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee of ShawCor Ltd. Mr. Hanley also sits on the board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. since 2018 and is a member of its Audit Committee of its Health, Safety, Environment an Operations Committee. He was also on the Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Audit Committee of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. until May 2019. Mr. Hanley was also on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. until the company was acquired by Metro Inc. in 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Hanley held senior management positions for several years. He was Senior Vice-President, Operations and Strategic Initiatives at National Bank of Canada. He also held a number of positions at Alcan Inc., including Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, and President and CEO of the Global Bauxite and Alumina business group. He was also Chief Financial Officer of two Canadian public companies, namely Gaz Métro (now Énergir) and St-Laurent Paperboard Inc. Mr. Hanley is a chartered professional accountant and has been a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA) since 1987.
Member of the Human Resources, Nomination and Governance Committee; member of the Investment and Risk Committee
Mr. Nomicos is a Managing Director of Nonantum Capital Partners, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that he founded with other executives in 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Nomicos worked at Bain Capital from 1999 to 2016 as an Operating Partner focused on investments in the manufacturing and consumer product sectors and as a Managing Director of Bain Capital Credit, LP, the credit arm of Bain Capital. Previously, Mr. Nomicos was a senior corporate development and manufacturing executive at Oak Industries Inc., and he spent several years at Bain & Company, Inc. where he was an engagement manager. Mr. Nomicos serves as director, chairs the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee of Dollarama Inc. He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University.
Member of the Investment and Risk Committee
Mr. Laporte has been the Executive Vice-President of Beaudier Inc., a private holding company and a holder of Multiple Voting Share, since 2004. Mr. Laporte managed for Beaudier Group the acquisition of the recreational products business of Bombardier Inc. in 2003. Prior to 2003, Mr. Laporte was the owner and operator of a number of privately held companies, such as Dudley Inc., one of Canada’s leading lock manufacturers and distributors, and AMT Marine Inc., a manufacturer, subcontractor and supplier of Sea-Doo jet boats, where he contributed to the production and participated in the initial design and engineering of the Sea-Doo jet boat for BRP. Mr. Laporte is and has been a director of several privately-owned companies. Mr. Laporte holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Mr. Laporte is a chartered professional accountant.
Member of the Audit Committee
Ms. Métayer is the president of EM Strategy Inc. and an adjunct professor at McGill University. She currently also serves on the Board of Directors and Strategy Committee of Audemars Piguet Holding S.A. (Switzerland) and on the advisory boards of Ricardo Media Inc. (Canada), Groupe Sélection (Canada) and LifeScore Limited (UK). She sits on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Montreal Chamber of Commerce where she serves on the executive committee and chairs the business development committee. Prior to that, she served on the Board of Directors of Blockstream Corporation (Montreal/Silicon Valley) between 2016 and 2018, Zag Bank (Calgary, Canada) between 2015 and 2017 and Ubisoft Entertainment SA between 2012 and 2016 where she chaired the compensation committee. Prior thereto, Ms. Métayer worked at the ING Bank (Netherlands), Bouygues (France), and in Canada at McKinsey & Company, CAE Inc., and Competia Inc. which she founded and sold in 2004. Ms. Métayer is a certified director of the Institut des Administrateurs Français and attended the High Performing Boards Program at Harvard Business School. She was trained in the Netherlands, where she obtained her MBA and Drs. from the University of Nijenrode.
Member of the Audit Committee; member of the Investment and Risk Committee
Mr. O’Neill is a Corporate Director. He currently serves as a director of CannaRoyalty Corp. (doing business as Origin House) since 2018 and is also Chairman of its Audit Committee. He was previously Executive Chairman of Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of WinSport Canada, a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary (Alberta). In 2005, Mr. O’Neill served as Vice-Chairman, Synergies & Integration of Molson Coors Brewing Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Inc. from 2000 to 2005, prior to its merger with Adolph Coors Company. Before that, he was Executive Vice-President of H.J. Heinz Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Star-Kist Foods. He also worked at S.C. Johnson, a consumer products company. He was a director of H.J. Heinz Company from 1998 to 1999. Mr. O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Queen’s University. He also attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Chair of the Human Resources, Nomination and Governance Committee
Edward Philip served as the Chief Operating Officer of Partners in Health (a non-profit health care organization) from January 2013 until March 2017. In addition, Mr. Philip was a Special Partner at Highland Consumer Fund (consumer-oriented private equity fund), serving in this role from 2013 until 2017. He served as Managing General Partner at Highland Consumer Fund from 2006 to 2013. Prior thereto, Mr. Philip served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Matrix Group, Inc. (research and consulting firm) from May 2004 to November 2005. Prior thereto, he was Senior Vice-President of Terra Networks, S.A. (global Internet company) from October 2000 to January 2004. In 1995, Mr. Philip joined Lycos, Inc. (an Internet service provider and search company) as one of its founding members. During his time with Lycos, Inc., Mr. Philip held the positions of President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at different times. Prior to joining Lycos, Inc., Mr. Philip was the Vice-President of Finance for The Walt Disney Company, and prior thereto Mr. Philip spent a number of years in investment banking. Mr. Philip holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is a director of Hasbro Inc. and sits on its Compensation Committee as well as on its Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Mr. Philip also serves as a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. and sits on its Audit Committee, its Executive Committee, and its Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Robbins joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2007. He is a Managing Director in the Industrial & Energy Vertical and a member of the North American Private Equity team. Mr. Robbins focuses on investments in the capital goods, industrial technology, industrial services, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Apex Tools, Inc., where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee. Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, Mr. Robbins served in a variety of sales and operational management roles at Sentient Jet, a venture-backed provider of private aviation services. He was also a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where he spent substantial time in the industrial and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Robbins received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and Ford Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College.
Chair of the Investment and Risk Committee; member of the Human Resources, Nomination and Governance Committee
Ms. Samardzich is a Corporate Director. Ms Samardzich previously held various senior leadership positions across her 26-year career with Ford Motor Company. Before retiring in 2016, she was the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Ford Europe leading a team of over 30,000 employees. In previous years, she served as Vice-President, Product Development; Vice-President, Global Powertrain Engineering and held various roles in powertrain and vehicle engineering within Ford. She has also worked in various engineering roles at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Ms. Samardzich sits on the board of directors of several companies including Adient plc where she is also a member of the Audit Committee and is Chair of the Compensation Committee, Aktiebolaget SKF, and Velodyne LiDAR. Ms. Samardzich holds a Bachelor and master’s degree in mechanical engineering as well as a Masters degree in Engineering Management. She has won many awards including 2016 Automotive News Europe “25 Leading Women in the European Auto Industry” and 2011 Automobilwoche “Top 50 Automotive Women”.