Claude Mongeau

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Claude Mongeau is a Canadian railroad executive who has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian National Railway (CNR) since January 1, 2010, succeeding Hunter Harrison. Since the departure of Harrison, he has "tried to improve ... frayed relations with the railway’s customers and partners through a series of service agreements."[1]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Mongeau began his railroad career when he joined CN in 1994. He held the positions of vice-president, Strategic and Financial Planning, and assistant vice-president Corporate Development. He was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2000.

Before joining CN, Claude Mongeau was a partner with Groupe Secor, a Montreal-based management consulting firm providing strategic advice to large Canadian corporations such as Bombardier and Bell Canada. He also worked in the business development unit of Imasco Inc., a diversified holding company with subsidiaries operating in the manufacturing, retail, and financial services sectors. His career started in Europe with Bain & Company, a leading American consulting firm.[2]

In 1997, Claude Mongeau was named one of Canada's top 40 executives under 40 years of age by the Financial Post Magazine. In 2005, he was selected Canada's CFO of the Year by an independent committee of prominent Canadian business leaders.[3]



  • Canadian National Railway Company
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Railway Association of Canada
  • The Canadian Council of Chief Executives


Professional Experience:

  • Canadian National Railway Company
  • Imasco Ltd
  • Groupe Secor Inc.
  • Bain & Company (Paris)


  • Canada's CFO of the Year for 2005
  • Canada's Top 40 under 40


  1. ^ Scott Deveau (December 30, 2011), ‘High probability’ ex-CNR head would take CP helm, Financial Post. Accessed September 20, 2013,
  2. ^ Associated Press (April 29, 2009). "CN Names Replacement For Promoted CFO". The Street. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Past Recipients CFOY
Preceded by
E. Hunter Harrison
President & CEO of Canadian National Railway
2010 – July 1, 2016
Succeeded by
Luc Jobin