CN Announces Remi G. Lalonde as Chief Commercial Officer

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CN appoints Remi G. Lalonde as Chief Commercial Officer, succeeding Doug MacDonald. Remi brings diverse experience in supply chains and sustainability to lead CN's commercial team, focusing on accelerating growth. His background in forest products and regulatory matters positions him well for the new role.
CN nomina Remi G. Lalonde come Chief Commercial Officer, succedendo a Doug MacDonald. Remi porta con sé un'esperienza variegata nelle catene di fornitura e nella sostenibilità per guidare il team commerciale di CN, concentrato sull'accelerazione della crescita. Il suo background nei prodotti forestali e nelle questioni regolatorie lo posiziona bene per il nuovo ruolo.
CN designa a Remi G. Lalonde como Director Comercial, sucediendo a Doug MacDonald. Remi aporta una experiencia diversa en cadenas de suministro y sostenibilidad para liderar el equipo comercial de CN, enfocándose en acelerar el crecimiento. Su experiencia en productos forestales y asuntos regulatorios lo posiciona adecuadamente para el nuevo cargo.
CN에서 레미 G. 랄론드를 후임자 Doug MacDonald 대신 최고상업책임자로 임명했습니다. 레미는 공급망과 지속 가능성 분야에서 다양한 경험을 가지고 CN의 상업 팀을 이끌며 성장을 가속화하는 데 중점을 둘 것입니다. 그의 산림 제품 및 규제 사항에 대한 배경은 그를 새로운 역할에 적합하게 합니다.
CN nomme Remi G. Lalonde au poste de Directeur Commercial, succédant à Doug MacDonald. Remi apporte une expérience diversifiée dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement et la durabilité pour diriger l'équipe commerciale de CN, en se concentrant sur l'accélération de la croissance. Son expérience dans les produits forestiers et les questions réglementaires le positionne bien pour ce nouveau rôle.
CN ernennt Remi G. Lalonde zum Chief Commercial Officer als Nachfolger von Doug MacDonald. Remi bringt vielfältige Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Lieferketten und Nachhaltigkeit mit, um das kommerzielle Team von CN zu leiten und sich auf beschleunigtes Wachstum zu konzentrieren. Sein Hintergrund in Forstprodukten und regulatorischen Angelegenheiten positioniert ihn gut für die neue Rolle.
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MONTREAL, April 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced the appointment of Remi G. Lalonde as Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer of CN effective April 24th, 2024. Remi is succeeding Doug MacDonald who will retire from CN following an impressive career of nearly 35 years.

Since his arrival at CN in January, Remi has been embedded within CN’s operations, gaining first-hand experience with scheduled railroading and executing CN’s ‘Make the Plan, Run the Plan, Sell the Plan’ model. Following his introduction to operations, Remi has been meeting customers and working closely with Doug and the team to ensure a seamless transition to the commercial side of the organization.

"I am very pleased that Remi will be leading our commercial team. His diverse experience and deep understanding of North American and global supply chains will bring important perspective as we focus our efforts on accelerating sustainable, profitable growth,” said Tracy Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer at CN. "I thank Doug for his commitment and his contributions to CN over his long career with us. His leadership, pragmatism and expertise contributed meaningfully to our transition to the scheduled operating model and provided us with a clear path forward for growth. We wish him the very best in his retirement."

The Chief Commercial Officer role is a critical executive role, overseeing CN’s strong and experienced customer-focused team responsible for sales and marketing.

Biographical Notes
Based in Montreal, Remi is the former President and CEO of a publicly traded Quebec-based forest products company with international customers. After several years at a Wall Street law firm, he joined the forest products company as a senior securities counsel. Over his tenure at the company, he served in corporate and customer focused roles, including as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and as General Manager for a critical manufacturing facility.

Fluently bilingual in his native French as well as English, Remi holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Remi has led teams, executed strategy, managed regulatory matters, engaged with Indigenous communities and stakeholders, headed manufacturing operations, and worked with investors and suppliers. His successful track record of cross-functional experience and first-hand knowledge of the importance of supply chains, as well as his focus on business growth and sustainability, will help drive CN's growth agenda.

About CN
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. CN’s network connects Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the U.S. South through an 18,800-mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.


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Who is the new Chief Commercial Officer of CN?

Remi G. Lalonde

When did Remi G. Lalonde assume the role of Chief Commercial Officer at CN?

April 24th, 2024

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Where is Remi G. Lalonde based?


What is Remi G. Lalonde's educational background?

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of Ottawa

What experience does Remi G. Lalonde bring to CN's commercial team?

Diverse experience in supply chains, sustainability, corporate roles, regulatory matters, and manufacturing operations

What is the significance of Remi G. Lalonde's appointment as Chief Commercial Officer of CN?

To drive CN's growth agenda with a focus on sustainable, profitable growth

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