Speakers & Panelists

Sean Finn

Sean Finn

Sean Finn was appointed Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer on December 1, 2008. He is responsible for a wide array of legal, government, regulatory and human resources matters.

Mr. Finn joined CN in January 1994. 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.

Mr. Finn was named Tax Lawyer of the Year 2000 by his peers. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Finn was a Tax Partner with a major Montreal Law firm. He also carried out the duties of a Senior Rulings Officer in the leasing and financing section and the corporate reorganization section at Revenue Canada, Taxation from 1989 to 1990.

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. He is a lecturer in tax legislation and policy at the Masters in Taxation at the University of Sherbrooke.