After 36 years with Stikeman Elliott, one of Canada`s largest business law firms, and most recently as Chairman of the firm`s Board of Directors, Marc Barbeau packed his bags to lead Air Canada`s over-80 legal team. Although Barbeau said 2021 would be a year of transition as his term as Stikeman`s presidency drew to a close, he didn`t really expect it to be a year of such dramatic change. He took up his new role as the airline`s Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President on Canada Day, July 1, a few months before the end of his leadership at Stikeman. Marc Barbeau Marc Barbeau is Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer of Air Canada and a member of the Executive Committee. He leads Air Canada`s Law Directorate and oversees the company`s legal functions and strategies. Marc Barbeau, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, has spent his entire career with a law firm, but he is looking forward to the post-pandemic challenges of Canada`s largest airline. Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Public Affairs Officer. Prior to joining Air Canada in July 2021, Marc was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stikeman Elliott LLP and a member of the Partnership`s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He has worked in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance for more than 30 years, and has advised companies and their executives, as well as the board of directors, on navigating transformative transactions, partnerships and other pivotal moments. Marc holds a law degree from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B. 1984) and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (DÉA 1985) and is a member of the Bars of Quebec and New York. Marc is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at McGill University`s Faculty of Law, where he received the James A.
Robb Award for supporting his academic efforts. He was appointed to a committee of volunteer experts who advised Quebec`s finance ministers, who were leading a long-awaited reform of legislation for commercial enterprises. Senior Vice President, Operations and Express Carriers. Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and E-Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.