Class of 2010
Jacques Lamarre has over 40 years of experience as an engineer and senior executive responsible for large industrial, infrastructure and power projects in Canada and worldwide.
Jacques Lamarre has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Civil Engineering from Laval University.
Mr. Lamarre began his engineering career in 1967 with Lavalin, where he held a series of senior executive positions, overseeing some of the Company’s most prestigious projects in Canada and worldwide. In 1996, he was named President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.
During his 13 years as President and CEO, and despite global market uncertainties, and challenges facing the engineering and construction industry, SNC-Lavalin maintained a high performance level and continuous growth, in terms of revenues from $1.0 billion in December 1995 to $7.0 billion in December 2008; and in market capitalization from $400 million to $6.0 billion. In this same timeframe, the number of employees at SNC-Lavalin rose from 5,000 to 20,000.
Mr. Lamarre is an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2009, he was given the Canadian Association of Consulting Engineering Companies’ Beaubien Award; in 2008 the Energy Council of Canada named him Energy Person of the Year, and Engineers Canada awarded him the 2008 Gold Medal for exceptional achievements in engineering; in 2007, he was named a Great Montrealer by the Academy of Great Montrealers; in 2006, he received the Conference Board of Canada’s Honorary Associate Award; in 2004, he was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year by the Caldwell Partners International, and in 2003, CEO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine.
Mr. Lamarre is a founding member and past Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, past Chairman of the Conference Board of Canada’s Board of Directors, a Director of The Royal Bank of Canada, and a founding member of the Davos World Economic Forum’s Governors for Engineering & Construction.