Sean Finn

Sean Finn is a fluently bilingual, proven executive business leader and lawyer who is a visionary, strategic thinker who identifies goals and objectives, develops and communicates a robust strategic vision, and develops longstanding relationships and support from all stakeholders to achieve winning business results.

For almost three decades, Sean was at the heart of Canada’s largest railway, CN, and served, for twenty years, as one of its three most senior executives, along with the CEO and COO. Sean’s deep experience in the rail sector is bolstered by the insights he has gained and relationships he has built through leadership positions and public service beyond his responsibilities at CN. He has chaired the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Quebec Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, and was the Chair of the Railway Association of Canada on three separate occasions. He was the only Canadian board member on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2017 to 2023. While a CN executive, Sean served as Mayor of Saint-Lambert, Quebec from 2005 to 2009 and served on Saint-Lambert’s Council from 1994 to 2009. During this time, he was active in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Union de Municipalites du Quebec (UMQ). Sean has developed an extensive network in Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario, and across the continent.

Sean is a proud Canadian and Quebecer. He grew up in a bilingual family, attended francophone schools, earned his law degree from the University of Montreal, and has been a member of the Quebec bar since 1983. Married to Nicole Belanger, they raised their five children in Saint-Lambert.