Mark Laroche

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa International Airport Authority

Mark Laroche has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority since March 1, 2013. Prior to this, he worked as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Lands Company Limited, a federal commercial Crown corporation involved in real estate development and managing various assets such as the CN Tower. Previously, he had a twenty-year career in municipal administration including serving as the first Chief Administration Officer of the amalgamated City of Gatineau and holding other senior positions in cities in the province of Quebec.

Mr. Laroche holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and holds the ICD.D designation.

Currently, Mr. Laroche chairs the Large Airport Caucus for the Canadian Airports Council and is a Board Director for the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), the only global cyber-threat sharing organization that provides aviation-specific threat information to the aviation community. Mr. Laroche has also served on various not-for-profit Boards.