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CN appoints Jean-Jacques Ruest as president, CEO and director

Staff Writer | Montreal, QC, Canada | July 25, 2018
Jean-Jacques RuestCN, a transportation company, announced the appointment of Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Ruest was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer on March 5, 2018, in addition to retaining his position as Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, to which he had been named in January 2010.

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, he 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.

Mr. Ruest also completed the executive program of the University of Michigan Business School, and CN's Railroad MBA program.