Marc Parent is President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE, a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. Mr. Parent joined CAE in 2005 as Group President and became President and Chief Executive in 2009. Mr. Parent, who has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry, began his career at Bombardier Aerospace where he held senior positions of increasing responsibility and led a number of facilities and product lines. A native of Montreal, Mr. Parent earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by Polytechnique Montréal.