Speakers & special guests

Pierre L. Gauthier
Pierre L. Gauthier
President and Chief Executive Officer

Alstom U.S. & Canada

Pierre L. Gauthier joined Alstom, then GEC Alsthom, in 1996 after holding various positions in Marketing, Technology, Quality and General Management with Gulf Canada, Gaz Métropolitain and ABB. After serving as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, he was appointed President of GEC Alsthom Electromechanical in 1997, President of Alstom Energy in 1998 and, following the merger of Alstom Energy and ABB Power Generation in 1999, he was named President of ABB Alstom Power Canada Inc. When Alstom acquired ABB’s shares of the joint enterprise in May of 2000, Pierre was appointed Power Division President within the newly renamed Alstom Canada.

In June of 2003, Pierre was named President and CEO of Alstom Canada and in April of 2008 his role expanded to President and CEO of Alstom Inc. in the United States. In this capacity he directs Alstom’s effort to address the country’s energy and rail transportation challenges and led its effort to pursue new innovations through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also is Chairman of Alstom Inc. and Alstom Power and Transportation Canada Inc.

Pierre holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and has pursued further studies in leadership and business administration at McGill University and the European Institute of Administration (INSEAD).

He is a member of the Council for Competitiveness, The Montreal Cancer Institute Fundraising Cabinet, French Foreign Trade Advisor, and many other industry and professional associations.

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