The Leadership of Louis Chenevert

The Chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert has made a name for himself in the business world. He has more than twenty-five years of experience and has partnered with several major companies such as General Motors and United Technologies.


Chenevert is a native of Montreal, Quebec. He attended the University of Montreal Business School where he earned a degree in production management. Nearly two decades later he continued his education and received his doctorate from HEC Montréal. Soon after school Chenevert began working with General Motors. He worked there from nearly a decade and a half. During that time he worked his way up to general production manager. After fourteen years he moved on to work with Pratt & Whitney Canada. During this time Chenevert was named president of the company in 1999.


Louis Chenevert’s resume includes stops with several other major companies. In 2006 he worked with United Technologies Corporation where he was the COO and president. Just five years later he became a member of the board of Cargill Inc., a globally successful company. His many leadership positions have lead to success that has been recognized many times. In 2013 he was awarded the United Service Organization’s Distinguished Service Award. Just two years later he was elected as the co-chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors. Other boards that he has served on include the US Friends of HEC MontrĂ©al Foundation and the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board.


Chenevert’s success has improved his financial status as well. As the CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Chenevert earned more than twenty-two million dollars in 2008. That number includes an annual salary of more than one-million dollars. Louis Chenevert received the Honor Award just one year later. He also received the high honor of being recognized by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. In 2011 the magazine named Chenevert its Person of the Year. Louis Chenevert’s career continues to excel. He continues to demonstrate his leadership abilities more than four decades into his career.