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Executive Members

  • CLAUDE MONGEAU President and Chief Executive Officer
  • SEAN FINN Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer
  • LUC JOBIN Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
  • JEAN-JACQUES RUEST Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer
  • JIM VENA Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
  • RUSSEL J HISCOCK President and Chief Executive Officer CN Investment Division

Senior Vice Presidents

Vice Presidents

CLAUDE MONGEAU

President and Chief Executive Officer

Claude Mongeau became President and Chief Executive Officer of CN on January 1, 2010.

CLAUDE MONGEAU

President and Chief Executive Officer

Claude Mongeau became President and Chief Executive Officer of CN on January 1, 2010.

He joined CN in May 1994 and has held the positions of vice-president, Strategic and Financial Planning, and assistant vice-president Corporate Development. He was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2000.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Mongeau was a partner with Groupe Secor, a management consulting firm providing strategic advice to large Canadian corporations. He also worked in the business development unit of Imasco Inc., a diversified holding company. His career started in Europe with Bain & Company, a leading American consulting firm.

In 1997, Claude Mongeau was named one of Canada's top 40 executives under 40 years of age by the Financial Post Magazine. In 2005, he was selected Canada's CFO of the Year by an independent committee of prominent Canadian business leaders.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994
  • CN
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    January 2010 to this day
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  • Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer
    October 2000 to December 2009
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  • Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer
    October 1999 to September 2000
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  • Vice-President Strategic & Financial Planning
    September 1995 to September 1999
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  • Assistant Vice-President – Corporate Development
    May 1994 to August 1995
1993-1994
  • IMASCO
    Manager, Business Development, Montreal
1989-1993
  • GROUPE SECOR INC (Strategy Unit), Montreal
  • Partner (Fall 1992-93)
  • Manager (1990-92)
  • Senior Consultant (1989-90)
1988
  • BAIN & COMPANY, Paris
  • Consultant

STUDIES

  • McGill University, Montreal (1986-87)
    Master in Business Administration, M.B.A.
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  • Institut Supérieur des Affaires, Paris (1987-88)
    M.B.A. International Exchange Program
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  • University of Quebec in Montreal (1982-86)
    Undergraduate Degree in psychology, B.Sc.

DIRECTORSHIPS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
    August 2003 to this day
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  • Railway Association of Canada (RAC)
    October 2010 to this day
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  • Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE)
    June 2012 to this day
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  • CEO Advisory Committee on Cyber Security of Canada
    November 2013 to this day

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Canada's Top 40 under 40 – 1997
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  • Canada's CFO of the Year for 2005
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  • Honorary Doctoral Degrees – St-Mary’s (2010) and Windsor University (2013)

SEAN FINN

Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer

Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters.

SEAN FINN

Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer

Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters.

Mr. Finn joined CN in January 1994 and led the Company's corporate tax function while being involved extensively in CN's privatization in November 1995. He was appointed Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in August 1996, Vice-President, Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in January 2000, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in December 2000, and Senior Vice-President Public Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in February 2003. As Corporate Secretary, he is actively involved and responsible for CN's Corporate Governance Practices and the implementation of the CN Business Code of Conduct.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Finn was the managing tax partner with the Montreal law firm Lavery, de Billy, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning, cross-border financing, and corporate financing and reorganizations.

Mr. Finn graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Montreal in 1981 and completed a Masters degree in tax law at the University of Toronto in 1983. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1983.

Mr. Finn was named Tax Lawyer of the Year 2000 by his peers. He is former Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007) and of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce (2002-2003). He was also the mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert, Quebec from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Finn was a lecturer for 20 years in tax legislation and policy for the masters in taxation at Université de Sherbrooke and for the graduate diploma in taxation at McGill University. He is currently a board member of the YMCA Foundation of Greater Montreal (since 2000), the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and Chairman of the Corporate Campaign (since 2005), as well as Swimming Canada (since October 2008).

LUC JOBIN

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Luc Jobin became executive Vice-President and chief financial officer of Montreal-based CN, in June 2009. His responsibilities at CN include financial management and strategic planning.

LUC JOBIN

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jobin has an extensive background as a business leader and senior executive within the consumer goods, manufacturing and investment industries. Prior to his appointment at CN, Luc Jobin was an executive Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada (PCC), an international management and holding company, where he was responsible for PCC's portfolio of diversified investments. Before joining PCC in 2005, he spent 22 years in a variety of financial and executive management positions with Imasco Limited and its Canadian tobacco subsidiary, Imperial Tobacco. Imasco, a major Canadian consumer products and services corporation, became a British American Tobacco Plc subsidiary in 2000. Mr. Jobin was president and chief executive officer of Imperial Tobacco when he joined PCC in 2005.

Mr. Jobin is a Director of Reynolds American Inc., the parent company of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, since 2008. He is also a board member of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, which organizes therapeutic adventure expeditions for teenagers living with Cancer, and The Tolerance Foundation, an organization that strives to sensitize teenagers about the negative impacts of prejudices.

Mr. Jobin obtained his Chartered Accountant Accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1983. He earned his Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University in 1982. He is a native of Montreal, Quebec.

JEAN-JACQUES RUEST

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer

Jean-Jacques Ruest was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer in January 2010, with responsibility for providing the strategic direction and leadership for CN's sales, Marketing and CN Supply Chain Solutions groups.

JEAN-JACQUES RUEST

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer

Jean-Jacques Ruest was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer in January 2010, with responsibility for providing the strategic direction and leadership for CN's sales, Marketing and CN Supply Chain Solutions groups.

Mr. Ruest joined CN in 1996 as Vice-President, Petroleum and Chemicals. He was appointed Vice-President, Industrial Products in 2003, Vice-President, Marketing in 2004, and Senior Vice-President, Marketing in June 2006.

Prior to this, Mr. Ruest worked for 16 years at a major international chemical company.

Mr. Ruest holds a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from HEC Montréal (Université de Montréal) and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied chemistry from Université de Sherbrooke. He also completed the executive program of the University of Michigan Business School, and CN's Railroad MBA program.

JIM VENA

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Jim Vena was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013, based in Montreal, Quebec. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s rail operations in Canada and the United States, as well as CN’s safety and sustainability initiatives, among other responsibilities.

JIM VENA

Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

Jim Vena was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2013, based in Montreal, Quebec. In this role, Mr. Vena is responsible for the company’s rail operations in Canada and the United States, as well as CN’s safety and sustainability initiatives, among other responsibilities.

Mr. Vena joined CN in 1977 as a Brakeman and worked in numerous operating jobs from Yardmaster, Conductor and Locomotive Engineer to Trainmaster and Superintendent, among other duties. He has also served in Marketing. In early 2005, he was named Vice-President of CN's Champlain district. He was appointed Vice-President, Operations in CN's Eastern Region in March 2006, and then Senior Vice-President, Eastern Region before becoming Senior Vice-President, Western Region in June 2007. Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Vena had served as Senior Vice-President, Southern Region since April 2009.

Mr. Vena is a graduate of the University of Alberta and Athabasca University.

RUSSEL J HISCOCK

President and Chief Executive Officer CN Investment Division

Russell Hiscock is President and Chief Executive Officer of the CN Investment Division, which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada.

RUSSEL J HISCOCK

President and Chief Executive Officer CN Investment Division

Russell Hiscock is President and Chief Executive Officer of the CN Investment Division, which manages one of the largest corporate pension funds in Canada.

Mr. Hiscock joined CN Investment Division in 1987 as a Manager Investments. He was subsequently appointed Manager – Common Stocks and General Manager. He has many years of equity portfolio management experience, in both the Canadian and International stock Markets, with particular emphasis on the oil and gas sector. Mr. Hiscock is past Chairman of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC).

Mr. Hiscock holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from University of Waterloo, a Master of Arts degree in Economics from University of Western Ontario and an MBA from University of Toronto. He is a Certified Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant.

MIKE CORY

Senior Vice-President Western Region

In April 2009, Mike Cory was appointed Senior Vice-President for Western Region, based in Edmonton, Alberta.

MIKE CORY

Senior Vice-President Western Region

In April 2009, Mike Cory was appointed Senior Vice-President for Western Region, based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Mr. Cory started with CN in 1981 at the Symington Yard Diesel Shop in Winnipeg as a labourer. Over the years, he has held various operational positions, worked in Customer Service and Marketing, and served as Superintendent, General Superintendent, Director of Service Design and Network Operations Superintendent. In January 2006, he became General Manager of Operations for the Michigan sub Region. In September of 2006, Mr. Cory became Assistant Vice-President of Network Operations and then Vice-President of Operations for the Eastern Region in June 2007, until his promotion to Senior Vice-President, Eastern Region, in November 2008.

JEFF LIEPELT

Senior Vice-President Southern Region

Jeff Liepelt was appointed Senior Vice-President, Southern Region in March 2013, based in Homewood, IL. Previously, he had been the Senior Vice-President, Eastern Region since January 2010, Eastern Region's Vice-President since April 2009, and Vice-President, Operations, in CN's Southern Region since June 2007.

JEFF LIEPELT

Senior Vice-President Southern Region

Jeff Liepelt was appointed Senior Vice-President, Southern Region in March 2013, based in Homewood, IL. Previously, he had been the Senior Vice-President, Eastern Region since January 2010, Eastern Region's Vice-President since April 2009, and Vice-President, Operations, in CN's Southern Region since June 2007.

Mr. Liepelt joined the former Illinois Central in 1978 as a Brakeman and has held positions of increasing responsibility in both Canada and the U.S., with assignments in Chicago, Memphis, Winnipeg, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

MACK BARKER

Vice-President Network Operations and Planning

Matthew (Mack) Barker was appointed Vice-President, Network Operations and Planning in April 2013, based in Edmonton, Alberta. In this role, Mack is responsible for all of the company’s Network Transportation functions, including Car Management, Motive Power, Service Design, Network Planning and Customer Service. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Network Transportation.

MACK BARKER

Vice-President Network Operations and Planning

Matthew (Mack) Barker was appointed Vice-President, Network Operations and Planning in April 2013, based in Edmonton, Alberta. In this role, Mack is responsible for all of the company’s Network Transportation functions, including Car Management, Motive Power, Service Design, Network Planning and Customer Service. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Network Transportation.

Mr. Barker has over 30 years of CN service, in a variety of progressively responsible roles in Operations, Information Technology and Marketing. In 1998 he moved from Marketing to Operations and led the team responsible for developing CN's industry leading Scheduled Railway Operating Plan. Since that time, Mr. Barker has been instrumental in driving continued efficiency gains and service quality initiatives.

He holds a Bachelors of Computer Science, and an MBA, both from Concordia University in Montreal.

JAMES CAIRNS

Vice-President Petroleum and Chemicals

James Cairns was appointed Vice-President, Petroleum and Chemicals in February 2010, based in Calgary. He oversees sales and Marketing for CN's Petroleum and Chemicals business unit.

JAMES CAIRNS

Vice-President Petroleum and Chemicals

James Cairns was appointed Vice-President, Petroleum and Chemicals in February 2010, based in Calgary. He oversees sales and Marketing for CN's Petroleum and Chemicals business unit.

Mr. Cairns joined CN in 1988 as a train order operator, before being promoted to rail traffic controller and then to team leader with CN's Customer Service Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He entered the Sales and Marketing world in 1997 as an Intermodal account manager in Toronto, and was promoted to director, Intermodal Sales in 1999. Mr. Cairns then successively held senior positions in Intermodal Wholesale, Petroleum & Plastics Marketing, and IMX operations. Until his promotion to Vice-President, he had been assistant Vice-President of CN's domestic intermodal since 2007.

Mr. Cairns holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg and an MBA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

OLIVIER CHOUC

Vice-President Law

Olivier Chouc was appointed Vice-President, Law in January 2011. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Université Laval in 1990 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1991. He left private practice in 1998 after seven years at Ogilvy Renault, to join Abitibi-Consolidated (Donohue Inc.) as in-house counsel, where he was responsible for supporting procurement management as well as the company's real estate, litigation and intellectual property portfolio.

OLIVIER CHOUC

Vice-President Law

Olivier Chouc was appointed Vice-President, Law in January 2011. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Université Laval in 1990 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1991. He left private practice in 1998 after seven years at Ogilvy Renault, to join Abitibi-Consolidated (Donohue Inc.) as in-house counsel, where he was responsible for supporting procurement management as well as the company's real estate, litigation and intellectual property portfolio. He was also entrusted with transactional work, including with some aspect of the major transaction leading to the sale of Donohue Inc. to Abitibi-Consolidated. In 2000, he joined the CN Law Department in a counsel capacity to support real estate, supply management, as well as transactional work. He then moved to a senior counsel position with increased responsibilities in the area of mergers and acquisitions and was eventually responsible for the management of the mergers and acquisition group. In 2006, he was named Assistant Vice-President, General Counsel and Managing Partner.

In 2005, he was named Canada's Top 40 under 40 In-House Counsel by the National Post.

Mr. Chouc is involved with charitable organizations, namely the Fondation Marie-Vincent, The Ted Nolan Foundation and the Fondation Enfants-Retour. He is currently the Chairman of the CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund after ending a two year mandate as co-president.

STEPHEN COVEY

Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer

Stephen Covey became CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer on November 1, 2013. In heading up the company’s Security Function, Steve has responsibility for CN’s Canadian and U.S. Police and Risk Mitigation teams, as well as oversight for border and other security matters. He is based in Montreal. Prior to his appointment, Steve was CN Chief of Police for Canada.

STEPHEN COVEY

Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer

Stephen Covey became CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer on November 1, 2013. In heading up the company’s Security Function, Steve has responsibility for CN’s Canadian and U.S. Police and Risk Mitigation teams, as well as oversight for border and other security matters. He is based in Montreal. Prior to his appointment, Steve was CN Chief of Police for Canada.

Steve joined CN in February 2010 after 27 years with the RCMP where he had most recently held the rank of Superintendent. He served throughout Canada and overseas on various investigative and supervisory assignments. After retiring from the RCMP, Steve led North American anti-piracy operations in Canada for the film industry.

JAMES DANIELWICZ

Vice-President Operations-Mechanical

Jim Danielwicz was appointed Vice-President – Mechanical Department in January 2006. He is directly responsible for the major locomotive repair shops at Edmonton, Symington, MacMillan, Woodcrest and Memphis, as well as the major repair facilities at Transcona and Centralia. He is also responsible for all the locomotive and car maintenance for the CN Mechanical locations throughout North America.

JAMES DANIELWICZ

Vice-President Operations-Mechanical

Jim Danielwicz was appointed Vice-President – Mechanical Department in January 2006. He is directly responsible for the major locomotive repair shops at Edmonton, Symington, MacMillan, Woodcrest and Memphis, as well as the major repair facilities at Transcona and Centralia. He is also responsible for all the locomotive and car maintenance for the CN Mechanical locations throughout North America.

Mr. Danielwicz has over 30 years of railroading experience, having joined the Illinois Central in 1973 as a Machinist apprentice. He was appointed to the position of Chief Mechanical Officer for CN in 2002. Prior to that, he held the position of Mechanical Superintendent, Locomotives from 1999-2002, which was his position at the time of the CN and IC merger. Formerly with Illinois Central, he held the prior positions of General Superintendent Mechanical/Locomotive System, Mechanical Superintendent Locomotive, General Superintendent Mechanical Locomotive, Superintendent Mechanical, Superintendent Air Brakes, Division Air Brake Foreman, General Foreman, and Mechanical Foreman.

Mr. Danielwicz was instrumental in bringing the proven concept of asset utilization and operational efficiency from the Illinois Central into practicality with CN, by leading the reduction of the size of the locomotive fleet, all the while maintaining on time performance with high locomotive availability and reliability standards.

Since attending Arkansas University, Mr. Danielwicz has accumulated numerous certificates from courses in senior management studies, locomotives systems and performance, all aspects of freight car operations, air brakes, telemetry, electronics and computers. He is currently a member of the Locomotive Maintenance Officer's Association and has been a former chairperson and member of various Association of American Railroad executive locomotive and car committees.

JANET DRYSDALE

Vice-President Investor Relations

Janet Drysdale was appointed Vice-President, Investor Relations in December 2012. Prior to that, she had been Director Economics and Strategy since October 2009.

JANET DRYSDALE

Vice-President Investor Relations

Janet Drysdale was appointed Vice-President, Investor Relations in December 2012. Prior to that, she had been Director Economics and Strategy since October 2009.

Ms. Drysdale provides strategic direction and guidance for the company's position in the global equity Markets and manages the Company's relationship with the investment community.

Ms. Drysdale joined CN in 1996, initially working as a project officer in a management development program before moving to positions of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing, Investor Relations and Financial Planning, including Market Manager (Petroleum and Chemicals), Senior Manager Revenue Planning (Corporate Marketing), and Senior Manager Investor Relations. In that role, she spearheaded CN's response to the Carbon Disclosure Project, for which CN was recognized as a Canadian leader in climate change disclosure.

Ms. Drysdale holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen's University and an MBA from McGill University.

MICHAEL FARKOUH

Vice-President Safety and Sustainability

Michael Farkouh was appointed Vice-President, Safety and Sustainability in April 2013, based in Montreal.

MICHAEL FARKOUH

Vice-President Safety and Sustainability

Michael Farkouh was appointed Vice-President, Safety and Sustainability in April 2013, based in Montreal.

Mr. Farkouh started with CN in 1989 as Mechanical Engineer – Freight. Over the years, he has held various positions in both the operations and manufacturing fields including: Manager Planning, Car Fleet Maintenance; Regional Mechanical Officer – Eastern Canada; Superintendent Operations – Greater Montreal; General Manager Operations – Great Lakes Division. In June 2007, Mr. Farkouh was appointed General Manager Operations – Greater Toronto Division. In June 2009, Mr. Farkouh was appointed General Manager, Champlain, based in Montreal. In September 2011, Michael Farkouh was appointed General Manager, B.C. South, based in Surrey, British Columbia. In September of 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Vice-President – B.C. South.

Mr. Farkouh holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McGill University and has 24 years experience in the transportation sector. Mr. Farkouh has had extensive experience in both the operations and manufacturing fields of this industry.

DAVID FERRYMAN

Vice-President System Engineering

David W. Ferryman was appointed CN’s Vice-President Engineering in August 2005.

DAVID FERRYMAN

Vice-President System Engineering

David W. Ferryman was appointed CN’s Vice-President Engineering in August 2005.

David Ferryman has a B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Professional Engineer’s Certification in the State of Mississippi.

Mr. Ferryman started his railway career with Burlington Northern (BN) as an Engineering Intern in 1988, and was recruited full-time as a Management Trainee in 1992. After serving in a variety of engineering positions at BN, Mr. Ferryman joined the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) in 1997 as the Assistant Superintendent of Engineering in Jackson, Mississippi. After the CN / IC merger in 1998, Mr. Ferryman was promoted to the position of Division Engineer, Gulf Division. In 2000, he was appointed Assistant General Manager in Troy, Michigan, which led to his promotion as General Manager in 2002. He was appointed Chief Engineer, U.S. Region, in 2003 and ultimately promoted to Vice-President Engineering in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2005.

Mr. Ferryman is currently based in Homewood, Illinois.

ANDY GONTA

Vice-President Bulk

Andy Gonta was appointed Vice-President, Bulk in February 2010, based in Edmonton. He is responsible for CN's grain, fertilizers, sulphur and coal businesses.

ANDY GONTA

Vice-President Bulk

Andy Gonta was appointed Vice-President, Bulk in February 2010, based in Edmonton. He is responsible for CN's grain, fertilizers, sulphur and coal businesses.

Mr. Gonta joined CN in 1997 as General Manager, Automotive and held positions of increasing responsibility within the Automotive group until being promoted to Vice-President of Automotive and Intermodal Sales. In 2004, he undertook CN's exclusive railroad MBA program, during which he spent the better part of a year in the field at various locations throughout the company's system. Since completing the program, he has held a number of senior positions in Sales and Marketing as well as Operations, including Vice-President, Quality Control; General Manager, Prairies; and most recently, General Manager, Car Fleet.

Before joining CN, Mr. Gonta spent 21 years with CSX Transportation in a variety of positions. Mr. Gonta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Liberty State College in West Virginia and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

FRANCOIS C HEBERT

Vice-President Network Strategies

François C. Hébert was appointed Vice-President, Network Strategies, in April 2004. He is responsible for leading CN's strategic initiatives in the areas of acquisitions, alliances, co-production, and network restructuring.

FRANCOIS C HEBERT

Vice-President Network Strategies

François C. Hébert was appointed Vice-President, Network Strategies, in April 2004. He is responsible for leading CN's strategic initiatives in the areas of acquisitions, alliances, co-production, and network restructuring.

Mr. Hébert joined CN in 1974 and has held a variety of positions in Operations, Marketing and Strategic Planning across CN's districts, regions and headquarters, in Montreal, Toronto and Prince George. These include the positions of Vice-President, Corporate Development; Assistant Vice-President, Industrial Products; Assistant Chief Engineer, Track and Systems; Market Manager, Petroleum and Chemicals; District Engineer; and Regional Manager, Work Equipment.

Mr. Hébert is a Director of the Sopor Corporation. He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association. He is a member and past President of the Canadian Railway Club. Mr. Hébert is active with the CN Community Fund for charitable organizations, and is a former President of its annual campaign.

Mr. Hébert holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia University, both in Montreal. He was awarded the British Association Medal for Great Distinction in Mechanical Engineering.

GHISLAIN HOULE

Vice-President Financial Planning

Ghislain Houle was appointed Vice-President – Financial Planning in March 2007. His duties consist of monitoring and managing the Company's operating and capital budgets, economic forecasting and financial planning as well as costing and profitability analysis.

GHISLAIN HOULE

Vice-President Financial Planning

Ghislain Houle was appointed Vice-President – Financial Planning in March 2007. His duties consist of monitoring and managing the Company's operating and capital budgets, economic forecasting and financial planning as well as costing and profitability analysis.

Mr. Houle joined CN in September 1997 as Chief of Internal Audit. In July 1998, he was appointed Managing Director, ISP Project, a three-year initiative to improve business processes by replacing CN's administrative support systems with the SAP integrated solution. He became Vice-President and Treasurer in 2001 and in 2004, he was responsible for the integration of the Business Development Group with CN Railway Properties, which he already managed since November 2002

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Houle held the position of Senior Manager in tax and audit at a major accounting firm.

Mr. Houle is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Laval University and an MBA from McGill University.

VEE KACHROO

Vice-President CN Supply Chain Solutions

Vee Kachroo was appointed Vice-President, CN Supply Chain Solutions in May 2012, based in Montreal. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Industrial Products since 2010.

VEE KACHROO

Vice-President CN Supply Chain Solutions

Vee Kachroo was appointed Vice-President, CN Supply Chain Solutions in May 2012, based in Montreal. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Industrial Products since 2010.

Mr. Kachroo joined CN in 1986 as an engineer in the Signals and Communications group. Since 1988, he has been in the Sales and Marketing department where he has held positions as account manager; director of Marketing in the Forest Products as well as the Metals and Minerals group; Assistant Vice-President, Forest Products Sales; and Assistant Vice-President Forest Products Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Kachroo holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, in Montreal.

SERGE LEDUC

Vice-President and Chief Information Officer

Serge Leduc became CN’s Vice-President and Chief Information Officer effective December 1, 2013.

SERGE LEDUC

Vice-President and Chief Information Officer

Serge Leduc became CN’s Vice-President and Chief Information Officer effective December 1, 2013. He joined CN’s IT team in April 2013 after more than 25 years of experience in IT. Mr. Leduc has held various senior positions for Canadian and international organizations with strong experience in sales, supply chain, manufacturing and retail.

Prior to joining CN, he had been head of IT Eastern Europe as well as head of IT for Global Operations for British American Tobacco where his responsibilities included implementing SAP and global supply chain management solutions in various countries around the world as well as running a major Enterprise Infrastructure Program. Mr. Leduc is based in Montreal.

DOUG MACDONALD

Vice-President Industrial Products

Doug MacDonald was appointed Vice-President, Industrial Products in May 2012, based in Montreal. In this role, Doug leads the industrial products division, which oversees forest products and metals and minerals markets. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Corporate Marketing since 2010.

DOUG MACDONALD

Vice-President Industrial Products

Doug MacDonald was appointed Vice-President, Industrial Products in May 2012, based in Montreal. In this role, Doug leads the industrial products division, which oversees forest products and metals and minerals markets. Prior to that, he had been Vice-President, Corporate Marketing since 2010.

Mr. MacDonald joined CN in 1989 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Marketing, Sales, and Information Technology departments in Montreal, Edmonton and Chicago.

Mr. MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Concordia University, in Montreal.

KIMBERLY A MADIGAN

Vice-President Human Resources

Kimberly Madigan was appointed Vice-President, Human Resources in January 2010. In her role, she is responsible for managing the Human Resources, Labor Relations and Medical service groups across the Company. Prior to that, she had been Vice-President, People, since June 2009.

KIMBERLY A MADIGAN

Vice-President Human Resources

Kimberly Madigan was appointed Vice-President, Human Resources in January 2010. In her role, she is responsible for managing the Human Resources, Labor Relations and Medical service groups across the Company. Prior to that, she had been Vice-President, People, since June 2009.

Ms. Madigan joined CN in 1999 as Vice-President, Human Resources, U.S. Operations, and was named Vice-President, Labour Relations, North America, in July 2002.

Ms. Madigan has extensive experience in transportation labor negotiations and mediation. In August 1990, she joined the National Mediation Board (NMB), serving as Chairman from July 1992 to December 1993. Following her tenure at NMB, Madigan was a Principal with Chambers, Conlon, and Hartwell, a transportation consulting firm, where she also served as President of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association. While with the law firm of Weiner, McCaffrey, Brodsky, Kaplan & Levin, P.C., she represented a number of regional and local railroad carriers, concentrating on litigation, regulatory, and labor matters. From 1986-1990, she was an attorney with Highsaw & Mahoney, P.C., where she represented the Railway Labor Executives' Association and other associated labor organizations.

Ms. Madigan holds a degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, where she was adjunct professor of law from 1992-1993.

FIONA MURRAY

Vice-President Corporate Marketing

Fiona Murray was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Marketing in May 2012, based in Montreal. Her responsibilities include overseeing corporate marketing, planning, e-business innovations, and strategic account activities. She also leads the regional sales groups that focus on the growth of customers. Prior to that, she had been Assistant Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (Industrial Products) since March 2011.

FIONA MURRAY

Vice-President Corporate Marketing

Fiona Murray was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Marketing in May 2012, based in Montreal. Her responsibilities include overseeing corporate marketing, planning, e-business innovations, and strategic account activities. She also leads the regional sales groups that focus on the growth of customers. Prior to that, she had been Assistant Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (Industrial Products) since March 2011.

Ms. Murray joined CN in 1992, initially working in Public Affairs before moving to positions of increasing responsibility within Supply Management and Sales and Marketing, including Account Manager (Metals and Minerals), Director of Sales (M&M and Petroleum & Chemicals), Assistant Vice-President Sales (P&C), and AV-P Sales and Marketing (P&C).

Ms. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Library and Information Science degree from McGill University, in Montreal.

She is a Board member of Montreal's Ecomuseum and is on the Board of Trustees for the Paper Technology Foundation of Western Michigan University.

JOHN ORR

Vice-President Eastern Region

John Orr was appointed CN's Vice-President, Eastern Region in March 2013. Previously, he had been CN’s Vice-President, Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer since September 2011.

JOHN ORR

Vice-President Eastern Region

John Orr was appointed CN's Vice-President, Eastern Region in March 2013. Previously, he had been CN’s Vice-President, Chief Safety and Sustainability Officer since September 2011.

Mr. Orr joined CN in 1985 as a conductor in London, Ontario, taking on positions of increasing responsibility with a variety of duties before being named Assistant General Manager, MacMillan Yard in Toronto in 2005. He was promoted to General Manager, Mac Yard in 2006. He was appointed to lead the Prairie Sub-region as General Manager in Edmonton in 2007, and was promoted to Assistant Vice-President, Operations, BC South in Vancouver in April 2009. Mr. Orr has been recognized for his role in numerous process improvements, mentoring programs and progressive safety culture initiatives.

Mr. Orr holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has continued his own professional development at the University of Guelph, the Niagara Leadership Institute, Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and Harvard University.

SUNIL PANRAY

Vice-President and Treasurer

Sunil Panray became Vice-President and Treasurer in April 2012. He is responsible for CN's Treasury, Tax and Real Estate activities. He also plays a key role on a number of strategic files.

SUNIL PANRAY

Vice-President and Treasurer

Sunil Panray became Vice-President and Treasurer in April 2012. He is responsible for CN's Treasury, Tax and Real Estate activities. He also plays a key role on a number of strategic files.

Sunil came to CN from British American Tobacco, where he led the transformation of Treasury globally as well as held the position of Director of Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions. Previously, he served as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Imperial Tobacco Canada as well as Vice-President and Treasurer for Imasco Limited, among other senior positions during his 25-year career.

Sunil holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce as well as an MBA.

SERGE PHARAND

Vice-President and Corporate Comptroller

Serge Pharand graduated from McGill University in 1975 and became a Chartered Accountant in 1976. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec, and the Financial Executives International (FEI).

SERGE PHARAND

Vice-President and Corporate Comptroller

Serge Pharand graduated from McGill University in 1975 and became a Chartered Accountant in 1976. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec, and the Financial Executives International (FEI). He was awarded the title of Fellow of the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec (FCA) in 2009. He served as President of the FEI Quebec Chapter from 2002 to 2009, has chaired the Organization Committee for the 2004 FEI Canada North American Rendezvous Conference in Quebec City, and served as a member of FEI's Committee on Corporate Reporting for many years. He also was Chairman of the Accounting Committee of the Association of American Railroad and acted as Adviser on the Financial Reporting Committee on International Business and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Board for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Following extensive auditing experience with both KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand, he joined CN in 1980.

KAREN BORLAUG PHILLIPS

Vice-President Public and Government Affairs

Karen Borlaug Phillips was appointed Vice-President, Public and Government Affairs in January 2010, with responsibility for CN's public and government affairs initiatives in Canada and the U.S. Prior to that, she had been Vice-President, North American Government Affairs since November 2004, Vice-President, U.S. Public and Government Affairs since September 2003, and Vice-President, U.S. Government Affairs since December 2000.

KAREN BORLAUG PHILLIPS

Vice-President Public and Government Affairs

Karen Borlaug Phillips was appointed Vice-President, Public and Government Affairs in January 2010, with responsibility for CN's public and government affairs initiatives in Canada and the U.S. Prior to that, she had been Vice-President, North American Government Affairs since November 2004, Vice-President, U.S. Public and Government Affairs since September 2003, and Vice-President, U.S. Government Affairs since December 2000.

Prior to joining CN, Mrs. Phillips was President of Policy & Advocacy Associates, a consulting firm providing strategic planning, research, and lobbying services on public policy issues relating to transportation, taxes, and trade.

From 1994 to 1998, Mrs. Phillips was Senior Vice-President, Policy, Legislation and Communications of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), where she was responsible for development of rail industry policy, promotion of the industry's legislative goals and direction of AAR's media and public relations activities.

Mrs. Phillips has worked in Washington, DC in various capacities. She was a Republican member of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) (1988-94) and was elected to serve as the Commission's vice-chairman in 1990 and 1994.

On Capitol Hill she was Chief Economist (1987-88), and Tax Economist for the Republicans on the Senate Committee on Finance (1985-87), and Staff Member for the Republicans on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (1982-85).

Mrs. Phillips was an Economist in the Office of Industry Policy in the Office of the Secretary, US Department of Transportation (DOT)(1978-82), where she had major responsibility in DOT's trucking and intercity bus regulatory reform programs.

KEITH REARDON

Vice-President Intermodal Services

Keith Reardon was appointed Vice-President, Intermodal Services in May 2012, based in Toronto. Reardon oversees all aspects of the company's intermodal activities. Prior to that, since 2010, Mr. Reardon had been Vice-President, CN Supply Chain Solutions.

KEITH REARDON

Vice-President Intermodal Services

Keith Reardon was appointed Vice President of Intermodal Services in May 2012, based in Toronto. Mr. Reardon oversees all aspects of the company’s domestic and international intermodal activities.

In 2009, Mr. Reardon was appointed Vice President of CN Supply Chain Solutions, where he was responsible for the Automotive and Iron Ore business units and CN’s non-rail transportation services including transloading, freight forwarding and warehousing, just to name a few. He also directed many supply chain and business development initiatives for CN – working closely with CN customers and partners. Previously, he was Assistant Vice President of CN Transloading Operations, where he managed more than 80 CN-owned warehousing and distribution facilities.

Passionate about logistics, Mr. Reardon has more than 20 years of experience in the field; he also held senior positions with outside firms in the world of logistics for a number of years. Mr. Reardon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and an MBA from the University of North Florida.

GERRY WEBER

Vice-President Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management

Gerry Weber was appointed Vice-President, Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management in April 2013, based in Montreal.

GERRY WEBER

Vice-President Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management

Gerry Weber was appointed Vice-President, Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management in April 2013, based in Montreal.

Mr. Weber started with CN in 1989 as Assistant Engineer in the Mechanical group in Montreal. He worked his way up in the group over a period of 10 years assuming various positions of increasing scope. During this period, Mr. Weber expanded his experience in the rail industry by moving to positions in CN Marketing and CN Supply Management before returning to the Mechanical group after each of those assignments. In 1999, Gerry Weber was appointed to the position of Division Mechanical Officer – Prairie Region, responsible for car and motive power operations. In 2000, Mr. Weber moved to the Transportation group, where he was appointed Superintendent of Operations, Lakehead Zone, and was responsible for Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical in that territory.

In 2002, Gerry Weber rejoined CN’s Mechanical team, where he was appointed Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer-Car, based in Edmonton, Alberta. The group was relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 2007. In 2009, Mr. Weber was promoted to Chief Mechanical Officer-Car.

Mr. Weber holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McGill University and has 24 years of service with CN.