Like many of us who love cars, Jean Marc Leclerc’s fascination with automobiles began as a child, on long summer car trips from Ottawa to northern Quebec with his family. The seed that was planted on those drives has grown into a 35-year career in the Canadian automotive industry, the last 25 of which have been spent at Honda Canada.
As President and CEO of Honda Canada, Jean Marc now has the opportunity to share this passion with a new generation of Canadians. He is responsible for setting the overall direction for Honda in Canada, as well as leading all of the company’s business operations. Jean Marc feels strongly that there has never been a more interesting time to lead a Canadian automotive company. From the unprecedented social and economic upheaval we’re living through to the global shift to electrification to the ways in which the Internet is forever changing how vehicles are bought and sold, there is never a dull moment.
Since joining Honda in 1995, Jean Marc has held at least nine different roles across all of the company’s divisions including Honda, Acura, Motorcycle and Power Equipment and Honda Financial Services. Most recently, he was SVP of Sales and Marketing where he was responsible for all facets of Honda Canada’s automotive, motorcycle and power equipment brands. There he oversaw product planning, marketing and communications, transportation logistics, as well as sales and customer engagement.
As President and CEO of Honda Canada, Jean Marc is also a member of Honda’s North American Regional Operating Board.
Jean Marc’s passions extend well beyond his work. He enjoys cottaging with his wife Jennifer and grown children Jonathan and Julia, as well as fishing, golfing and playing hockey.