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 Desjardins Siciliano Plenary As President and CEO of VIA Rail, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano leads with passion, respect and transparency, and is known for embracing innovation and encouraging creative ideas. He prides himself on being a connected and accessible CEO.
Yves Desjardins-Siciliano
President and CEO, Via Rail

Yves Desjardins-Siciliano joined VIA Rail in 2010 and was appointed President and CEO in May 2014. Prior to VIA Rail, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano held several senior positions in legal, regulatory and government relations, business and corporate development, marketing communications and finance 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.

In 2016, Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano received the Business Achievement Award from the Quebec General Counsel Awards, presented by ZSA Legal Recruitment. He was also honoured by Women and Board in the CEO category for his outstanding contributions to advancing the role of women in corporate governance as the President and CEO of VIA Rail. Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Régiment de Maisonneuve in November 2016.