Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice President of Canadian National Rail will be the first International Guest Speaker at the 2016 International Convention of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
This year’s international event will be hosted by CILT North America at Le Reine Elizabeth Hotel (Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel) in Montreal from 8 – 11 May 2016.
JJ Ruest will introduce the conference theme Linking North America to the World with a view from Canada’s world leading rail industry and North America’s railway.
Jean-Jacques Ruest was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 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 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 2006.
Prior to this Mr Ruest worked for sixteen years at a major international chemical company
Mr Ruest holds a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from HEC Montreal(Universite de Montreal) and a Bachelor of Science degreee in applied chemistry from Universite de Sherbrooke. He also completed the Executive Program of the University of Michigan Business School, and CN’s Railroad MBA program