Ghislain Houle

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Canadian National Railways

Ghislain Houle

Ghislain Houle

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Canadian National Railways

Biography

Ghislain Houle was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2016, based in Montreal. His responsibilities at CN include financial management, strategic planning and strategic acquisitions. Previously, he had been Vice-President and Corporate Comptroller since March 2016, and Vice-President – Financial Planning since March 2007.

Mr. Houle joined CN in September 1997 as Chief of Internal Audit. In July 1998, he was appointed Managing Director, ISP Project, a three-year initiative to improve business processes by replacing CN's administrative support systems with the SAP integrated solution. He became Vice-President and Treasurer in 2001 and in 2004, he was responsible for the integration of the Business Development Group with CN Railway Properties, which he already managed since November 2002.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Houle held the position of Senior Manager in tax and audit at a major accounting firm.

Mr. Houle is a CPA, CA and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Laval University and an MBA from McGill University.

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Canadian National Railways

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Ghislain Houle
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Canadian National Railways
Career History
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1997 - Current

Canadian National Railway Co. engages in rail and related transportation business. The firm's services include rail, intermodal, trucking, supply chain services, business development and maps and network. It offers their services in automotive, coal, fertilizer, food and beverages, forest products, dimensional loads, grain, metals and minerals and petroleum and chemicals industries. The company was founded on June 6, 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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CA (Chartered Accountant)
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