John Paul MacDonald

Senior vice president, human resources and public affairs
Bombardier Inc.

Macdonald has more than 30 years of leadership experience under his belt, having served senior positions in communications, public affairs, investor relations and HR for organizations ranging from the Canadian Forces to Québécor to the Molson Beer Company. At Bombardier since 2002, he initially filled the role of vice president of communications, which then evolved to senior vice president of human resources and public affairs.

In his current position, Macdonald oversees close to 74,000 employees who come from nearly 100 different nationalities. His great resilience allows him to successfully lead complex organizational changes. Under his leadership, his teams have high engagement and performance levels. Thanks to his involvement in the growth of the HR business, corporate executives better understand human capital issues and the strategic importance of talent management.