CN: Moving forward beyond 100 years of legacy
For over 100 years CN has connected North America and contributed to the growth of their customers. Transporting more than $250 billion worth of goods annually, CN plays a key role in our economy moving goods such as oil, grain, forestry products and consumer goods, to market. Over the years CN has become a leader in the transportation and supply chain logistics sector.
Celebrating 100 years in operations, CN CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest will speak to how the company has leveraged innovation and talent over the years to be an industry leader. Mr. Ruest will also speak to the future of CN and how the people in the company, and collaboration with customers, the industry and the communities contributes to ongoing growth.
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About Jean-Jacques Ruest
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.