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Nadeem Velani


Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer ​

Nadeem Velani joined Canadian Pacific in March 2013 and served as Vice-President Investor Relations before becoming Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. Prior to CP, Nadeem spent 15 years at Canadian National (CN) where he worked in a variety of positions in Strategic and Financial Planning, Investor Relations, Sales and Marketing and the Office of the President and CEO.  

Nadeem is a key member of the senior management team responsible for helping plan the long-term strategic direction of the company. Other responsibilities include financial planning, investor relations, reporting and accounting systems as well as pension, treasury and tax. 

Nadeem holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill. In 2022, Nadeem completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Nadeem was recognized by Institutional Investor as a member of the inaugural 2020 All-Canada Executive Team. He was ranked as the top CFO in the Capital Goods/Industrials sector as voted on by buy-side analysts, money managers and sell-side researchers. He was also named Canada's CFO Of The Year in 2020, and recognized as one of the inaugural top 50 2020 Best Executives by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business.