CN: Moving Forward Beyond Our 100 Years Legacy
President and CEO
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
CN is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on June 27 for a special centennial address by CN's President and CEO, Jean-Jacques Ruest, on his company's rich history and its plans for the future.
In his remarks, Ruest will focus on how CN transports the Canadian economy, connects people, and aims to put its employees at the forefront of all of its activities.
Ruest will also discuss the importance of collaboration and engagement with customers, industry stakeholders, and neighbours in the community.
Carole Taylor, O.C.
Former B.C. Finance Minister
About the Speaker:
Jean-Jacques Ruest was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2018, after having served as Interim President and CEO since March 2018. He was previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer since 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 at the time of the privatization. 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.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Ruest has been honoured many times by the business community, notably as 2019 Railroader of the Year and an Inductee to the International Maritime Hall of Fame in 2017.