Marc Barbeau

Marc Barbeau is Air Canada's Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary and is a member of its Executive Committee. He leads Air Canada’s Law Branch and oversees the company’s legal functions and strategies.

Prior to joining Air Canada in July 2021, Marc was Chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP and a member of its Partnership Board and Executive Committee. He has practiced for more than 30 years in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance, and offered guidance to businesses and their senior leaders and board of directors as they navigated through transformative transactions, partnerships and other pivotal moments.

Marc holds law degrees from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B. 1984) and Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (DÉA 1985), and is a member of the Quebec and New York Bars. Marc is on the Faculty Advisory Board and is an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, from which he received the James A. Robb Award for his support of its academic endeavours. He was appointed to a pro bono committee of experts that advised the Québec Ministers of Finance that led a long-awaited reform of its business corporations legislation