Simon Jacques, B. Ing.
Member of the board of directors since 2003
Simon Jacques is currently President of Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc., a division of Airbus Defence Space Inc. In this role, he oversees all projects based in Canada.
Before joining the Airbus Group, Mr. Jacques spent seven years at MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (MDA) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in Ottawa, Ontario, firstly as Assistant Director and then as Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining the industrial sector, Mr. Jacques served 11 years in the Canadian Forces, where he held different positions on Canadian frigates and on naval bases, as a naval officer and a combat systems engineer. He retired from the Navy, with the rank of Lieutenant.
Mr. Jacques holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a subsequent Certificate in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax.