The Top 25 Most Influential 2019 winner
Senior vice president of Bombardier Inc. and chairman of Bombardier Transportation, Montreal
Daniel Desjardins has distinguished himself through the transformative partnership with Airbus SAS relating to the C Series aircraft, the sale of Bombardier’s Downsview, Ont. property to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, a significant equity injection through a public offering of 168,000,000 Class B shares (subordinate voting) for aggregate gross proceeds, successfully representing Bombardier before the International Trade Commission with respect to a trade complaint involving Boeing and leading the legal team with respect to the issuance on international markets in debt securities. Desjardins continues to dedicate significant personal time to his Legal Leaders for Diversity project, which raises important sums of money for deserving students to complete a legal education.