Speaker Profiles

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano

President and Chief Executive Officer

VIA Rail Canada

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano was the Corporation's Chief Corporate & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2010. An experienced lawyer and seasoned
executive, he is a member of the Quebec Bar Association.

He holds a law degree (LL.B.) from l’Université de Montréal and he completed Graduate Studies in Law (GSD) at McGill University. He also has a designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

With proven experience, he has held several positions in the past in legal, regulatory and government relations, business and corporate development, marketing communications and finance. In Montreal and Toronto, he worked for private and publicly held companies, in the information technology, telecommunications, marketing and entertainment industries.

Since his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer on May 9, 2014, Yves Desjardins- Siciliano represents VIA Rail Canada as one of the two North American representatives on the Executive Committee of the International Union of Railways (UIC)

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