James Cherry is a Montréal native and graduate of McGill University.  He is a chartered accountant who has over 35 years of experience in general management, project management and financial management in the International Aerospace, Defence and Rail sectors.

Over this period he has worked in senior executive positions with Bombardier Inc., Oerlikon Aerospace Inc., CAE Inc. and ALSTOM Canada. He joined Aéroports de Montréal as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2001 and retired from that position on December 31, 2016.

He also holds directorships in various companies and organizations, including: Logistec Corporation, Cogeco Inc., Conference Board of Canada and Mount-Royal Club.

Mr. Cherry  has been Chairman of Logistec Corporation since May 2019.