The leaders consist of successful individuals ranging from various backgrounds that include finance, real estate, consulting, engineer, law and medicine among others fields. The leaders are responsible for sharing their experience with the attendees and inspiring the young professionals attending Déjeun’aide.
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer
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. He was appointed Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in August 1996, Vice-President, Treasurer and Principal Tax Counsel in January 2000, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in December 2000, and Senior Vice-President Public Affairs, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in February 2003. As Corporate Secretary, he is actively involved and responsible for CN’s Corporate Governance Practices and the implementation of the CN Business Code of Conduct.
Prior to joining CN, Mr. Finn was the managing tax partner with the Montreal law firm Lavery, de Billy, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning, cross-border financing, and corporate financing and reorganizations.
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). In September 2018, Mr. Finn was selected to be the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Emeritus Leaders’ Circle award, in recognition of his demonstrated commitment to advancing the CCC’s mission and vision, and for supporting the Chamber in achieving excellence in operations and delivering value to members.
He was also the mayor of the City of Saint-Lambert, Quebec from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Finn 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.
Pediatric Emergency Physician
Montreal Children’s Hospital
Dr. Burstein obtained his medical degree from McGill University (2010), graduating from the combined M.D/Ph.D program with a doctorate from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2008).
He completed both his residency training in General Pediatrics (2013) and his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2015) at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Burstein completed a MPH degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and was appointed as a Clinician-Scientist of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute in 2018.
His primary research interest is the management of fever in infants below 3 months of life. Fever remains among the most common reasons for presentation and hospitalization in this vulnerable population at elevated risk of lifethreatening infections.
Dr. Burstein’s research focuses on diagnostic testing and clinical decision tools to guide management of these infants, with the aim of balancing the risk of underdiagnosis and the potential harms of over-investigation.
Senior Director Québec – Universal Music Group
Executive Director, Talent and Culture – KPMG
Regional Senior Vice President, Quebec & Eastern Ontario Region – Scotiabank
Partner, Leader Innovation in Audit – KPMG
Carmela De Luca
Partner – Bereskin & Parr
John Di Bert
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – Bombardier Inc.
Dr. Marie Di Maso
Executive Director of Analytical Development – Corealis Pharma
President – The UPS Store Canada
Founder and Chief Technology Officer – C2RO Cloud Robotics
Associate Partner – McKinsey & Company
Founder, President, Design and technical management
specialists for executive aircraft – Giasson Desing
Chief Strategy Officer, Partner – Sid Lee
Anne Marie Guertin
Chief Financial Officer – Imagia
President – A+
Vice-President, Investment Counsellor – Fiera Capital Corporation
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives – Indigo Books & Music
Director of Residential Real Estate Development – Broccolini
Founder and President – Le Groupe Maurice
Founder and architect – Minicucci Architecte Inc.
General Manager, Aluminum Strategy and Business Analysis – Rio Tinto
Thi Be Nguyen
Director, Office of the President & Philanthropy – National Bank
Co-Founder – Just for Laughs
Co-Founder & CEO – Play The Future
Vice President, Corporate Affairs – Pfizer Canada
Director Backend Development – Ubisoft
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships – Appnovation
Regional Vice-President & General Manager
radio & television (Quebec) – Bell Media
Managing Partner, Québec Region Partner – McCarthy Tétrault
CEO and Founder – REBL House Media
Regional Manager, Technology – Morgan Stanley
Owner and President – Jack Vincelli Inc. and Dome Development
President and Founder – Quo Vadis Real Estate