Information published on 3 June 2014 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 402.

Canada: Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer of Via Rail

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 the University of Montreal 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. Past President of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, Mr Desjardins-Siciliano was also Chief of Staff to the federal Minister of Labour and Minister of State for Transport from 1989 to 1991.

UIC expresses its warmest congratulations to Mr Desjardins-Siciliano on his appointment and conveys its very best wishes.

(Source: Via Rail)