President & Chief Executive Officer *
Ms. Paquin is the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director of Logistec Corporation, an international cargohandling company. She has held that position since January 1996. Ms. Paquin is a director of the Chamber of Marine Commerce, the Maritime Employers Association and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. She is also a member of the Forum maritime du Quebec and the Marine Transportation Advisory Council. She chairs the St. Lawrence Great Lakes Trade Gateway Leadership Council and is co-chair of the Private Sector Advisory Committee for the Ontario Quebec Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor.
Since becoming President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, Ms. Paquin has more than tripled revenues and profits, more than quadrupled shareholder value, and led significant growth initiatives, including major expansion of Logistec’s port terminal network in North America. Ms. Paquin was a recipient of the Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 business executives in 1998. She was named as the No. 1 female entrepreneur in the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by Canadian Business and Chatelaine in 1999, and has been named to the top 20 every year following. In 2001, she was proud to receive the Medal of Merit from the Association of Canadian Port Authorities. From 2003 to 2006, she was among the winners of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award from WXN and has since been inducted to its Hall of Fame.
Finally, in 2011, she was named Business Woman of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Trois-Rivieres. Ms. Paquin brings transportation supply chain expertise to the CP Board. As a director for over 10 years, she has significant knowledge of the Corporation and the railway industry. With Logistec being responsible for short-line rail transportation of coal out of Sydney, Nova Scotia, she also has direct experience in overseeing rail operations. She graduated from École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Université de Montréal with a G.D.A.S. and from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario with an H.B.A.
* Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Safety, Operations and Environment Committee.