Bombardier welcomes new head of China Aerospace division
March 23, 2012, Montreal - Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace is pleased to announce the appointment of Albert K. Li as General Manager and Head of Bombardier Aerospace China effective April 2, 2012.
"We are proud to bring Albert on board to guide our prosperous future in the Chinese market," said Mr. Hachey. "Albert, who joins Bombardier from the automotive industry, has consistently demonstrated his ability to achieve results, and his customer-focus mindset, as well as his exceptional business and financial acumen, make him an ideal leader."
"The Chinese aerospace industry is experiencing tremendous growth, and Bombardier is committed to continuing the development of long-term, strategic relationships in China," added Mr. Hachey. "I have complete confidence in Albert's ability to help us reach this goal."
Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Li holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Toronto. Since 1988, Mr. Li has held positions of increasing responsibility with the Ford Motor Company, most recently as President, Ford Lio Ho Motor Ltd. Mr. Li was awarded the prestigious Honorary Labor Medal by the Jiangsu Provincial Government for outstanding contributions in the field of economic development, and his extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region will be a key asset to Bombardier.
"This is a very exciting time for the aerospace industry in China, and I am honoured to accept this opportunity to drive Bombardier Aerospace's further success in the region," said Mr. Li. "Bombardier has a longstanding relationship with the Chinese market, and I look forward to working closely with Guy and the Aerospace Leadership Team, as well as with Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China, to shape Bombardier's long-term future in China."
Mr. Li will succeed Benjamin Boehm, who has been appointed to the role of Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.