Nick Leontidis was appointed Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, in June 2013. In this position, he leads CAE’s two civil segments – Simulation Products and Training and Services.
A CAE veteran, having first joined the company in 1988, Mr. Leontidis has held a series of increasingly senior positions in the company, much of that time focused on the civil segments and corporate-wide activities.
Prior to his appointment as Group President, Mr. Leontidis served, for more than four years, as CAE’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. During this time, he played an important leadership role, responsible for CAE’s overall corporate strategy, overseeing all mergers and acquisitions activities and the creation of the New Core Markets segment businesses CAE Healthcare and CAE Mining.
Mr. Leontidis joined CAE as a software engineer, and was quickly promoted to Vice President of the Visuals Systems group in 1999. From 2001 to 2009 he held a series of executive positions of increasing responsibility in the civil business unit where he was instrumental in the creation and growth of the training and services business. His positions included Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Executive Vice President, Simulation Products; Executive Vice President, Civil Aviation Training and Equipment; and finally Executive Vice President, Customers, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, business development, strategic planning, program management and customer services functions across the Civil Simulation and Training business unit.
Mr. Leontidis holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Concordia University.