The businessman has worked in various companies over the years. He previously worked as the CEO and chairman of the board at United Technologies Corporation. One Louis Chenevert’s most memorable moments in his career was in 2008 when he was appointed to head the company as its president and Chief Executive Officer. Two years later, he became the organization’s chairman. Before joining United Technologies, he worked at Pratt and Whitney as the company’s president for seven years.
Louis Chenevert was also part of the management team at General Motors for fourteen years. Due to his skills and experience in the business world, he was appointed to serve as part of the executive committee at the Business Roundtable.
Louis Chenevert is also a member of the CEO forum for experts from the US and India. Earlier in his life, he worked as one of the board members at Cargill. He acquired his higher education from the Université de Montréal where he specialized in commerce. Mr. Chenevert serves as one of the members of the advisory committees of several firms. In 2015, he joined Goldman Sachs where he helped to streamline its merchant banking department. In one of his recent interviews, he disclosed that the idea of establishing United Technologies came from his experience from the various positions he held in the past. According to him, the aim of the venture was to speed up the process of new product development to meet the changing needs of the customers.
Louis Chenevert believes that working with small teams can lead to higher productivity if the management provides a conducive working environment for the team members. He is of the opinion that technology has had a positive impact on the economy and productivity at United Technologies. Louis advises other entrepreneurs to always follow-up the progress of key operations of a company. He attributes his career success to his passion and his good goal-setting abilities. Earlier in his life, he was tasked with difficult tasks at his workplace. He believes that one of the challenges that junior workers face in an organization is the failure by the management team to listen to their ideas yet some of them have the potential to transform the company.