Janet Drysdale

Janet Drysdale

Vice President, Corporate Development and Sustainability, CN

Janet Drysdale was appointed Vice-President Corporate Development and Sustainability in June 2017. Previously, she was named Vice-President Corporate Development in March 2016, and prior to that, she had been Vice-President, Investor Relations since December 2012.

She is responsible for leading CN’s strategic initiatives in the areas of business development, acquisitions, alliances, co-production, network restructuring and sustainability, including the company’s carbon and conservation strategies.

Ms. Drysdale joined CN in 1996, initially working as a project officer in a management development program before moving to positions of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing, Investor Relations and Financial Planning, including Market Manager Petroleum and Chemicals, Senior Manager Revenue Planning, Senior Manager Investor Relations, and Director Economics and Strategic Planning.

Ms. Drysdale holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from McGill University.



Sessions with this Speaker

Moving Goods in the Clean Economy: Utilizing Systems Thinking to Reduce Transportation Emissions

  • Climate Crisis
  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Energy Transformation
Effective, multi-modal and collaborative transportation systems are needed to reduce energy consumption and drive cost savings internationally. However, logistics encompasses a whopping 10% of global CO2 emissions, freight is expected to triple globally by 2050, and the transportation system is simply not optimized for GHG reduction. We need solutions. To spark collaborative action, we ask: […]

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