Sean Finn

Montreal, Quebec

Sean Finn

Sean Finn

Executive-Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN Rail

Now more than ever, it is crucial for all of us to contribute to creating and maintaining a clean, safe and sustainable environment. This goal can only be met if we understand the importance of conserving, protecting and respecting nature,

Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer in December 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory, public affairs, risk mitigation and security matters. Mr. Finn joined CN in January 1994 and led the Company's corporate tax function while being involved extensively in CN's privatization in November 1995.  

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Finn was the managing tax partner with the Montreal law firm Lavery, de Billy. Mr. Finn graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Montreal in 1981 and completed a Masters degree in tax law at the University of Toronto in 1983. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1983. Mr. Finn was named Tax Lawyer of the Year 2000 by his peers.  

He is a former Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007) and of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce (2002-2003), and he is currently the only Canadian member of the US Chamber of Commerce. He was also Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal for a one-year mandate (2017-2018).

Mr. Finn was the mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert, Quebec, from 2005 to 2009. He was a lecturer for 20 years in tax legislation and policy for the masters in taxation at Université de Sherbrooke and for the graduate diploma in taxation at McGill.

I am honored to join the Board of the Nature Foundation and help them to fulfill their very important mission. At CN, delivering responsibly is at the heart of how we are building for a sustainable future, and we are proud to help build safer, stronger communities.