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Canadian National Railway Co.

Canadian National Railway Co.

Sector: Railroads Line-haul Operating Region: Canada


: | Toronto Stock Exchange: CNR | New York Stock Exchange: CNI


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Canadian National Railway Co. is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The company offers integrated transportation services: rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution. It offers movement of a diversified and balanced portfolio of goods including petroleum and chemicals, grain and fertilizers, coal, metals and minerals, forest products, intermodal and automotive. The company operates in three geographic regions: Western, Eastern and Southern. The Western Region, which is based in Edmonton, extends from Diamond, Manitoba to the Pacific Ocean. The Eastern Region, which is based in Toronto, extends east from Dugald, Manitoba to the Atlantic Ocean, and from Chibougamau, Quebec south to the Ontario-Michigan border. The Southern Region, which is based in Homewood, Illinois, extends from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Chicago, Illinois then on to New Orleans, Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico, and from Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and from Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska, heading east to Port Huron and Detroit, Michigan. Canadian National Railway was founded on June 6, 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Executives

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 Montreal-based management consulting firm providing strategic advice to large Canadian corporations such as Bombardier and Bell Canada. He also worked in the business development unit of Imasco Inc., a diversified holding company with subsidiaries operating in the manufacturing, retail, and financial services sectors. 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.
Jim Vena, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. 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.
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.
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.

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