Course Faculty

John Caldwell


John Caldwell has extensive executive level and board experience having served as a chief executive officer in three public companies for over eighteen years. Through his career he has also served on a total of thirteen boards of directors. John recently retired from being President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation, an international public electronics manufacturing services company. John was also President and Chief Executive Officer at CAE Inc., the world leader in civil and military flight simulation and training services and Geac Computer Corporation, a leading ERP software company.
 
Currently, John is the Chairman of the Board of  Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a world leader in semiconductors for computing and consumer electronics;  and a director of Faro Technologies, Inc., the world leader in three-dimensional manufacturing measurement systems; IAMGOLD, a leading mid-tier gold mining company; and Samuel Son & Co Limited, one of the largest North American metal processors and distributors and industrial manufacturers. Currently he serves on three audit committees, chairing one; four corporate governance committees, chairing two; and two compensation committees, chairing one. John has broad board and executive level experience in distressed situations with Stelco Inc., Geac Computer Corporation, Mosaic Group and SMTC Corporation providing valuable insight into enterprise risk. Previous boards also include ATI Inc., CAE Inc., Cognos Inc., Parmalat Canada, Rothmans Inc., and Sleeman Breweries. John also has a background in finance, having served as a chief financial officer of CAE Inc., and Carling O’Keefe Breweries and attained his chartered professional accountant designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers.