Now based in Montreal and a consultant with the French management firm «Plénitudes: Prospective & Management», Jean-François Garneau was for ten years an executive at Bombardier Transportation, working successively in their Strategy, Finance and Treasury functions, first at their headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and then at the headquarters of their Treasury in Zurich, Switzerland.
In these roles, Jean-François set up and then led the daily activities of the enterprise risk management, the financial risk management, the hedge accounting and foreign currency controlling, the working capital management, the competitors intelligence and the financial strategy units of Bombardier Transportation, in addition to playing a lead role in the establishment of an autonomous treasury for the train and metro business of Bombardier and of producing all the texts published in the Bombardier reports to shareholders that discussed the risks and results of the Transportation (train and metro) business.
An expert in risk management, Treasury, hedge accounting and working capital management, Jean-François is also an expert in business process re-engineering and in change management. He taught management, business ethics, business government relations and organization theory courses for ten years at various Canadian business schools, in addition to drafting and deploying major training programs worldwide, both in management and finance, either as an executive at Bombardier Transportation or as a consultant for Plénitudes: Prospective and Management.
An MBA Finance and a Rhodes Scholar, Jean-François has coauthored two books on the economy of the Province of Quebec, been invited to address various professional and academic forums in North America, Europe and Asia, and has published in various academic and professional magazines, such as Treasury Management International (TMI), on topics related to risk management, hedge accounting, working capital management and international management of matrix organizations.