Canadian Pacific‘s executive vice-president and CFO Nadeem Velani has been named Canada’s CFO Of The Year for 2020. The award, presented by Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), PwC Canada and Robert Half, honours senior financial leaders who have made significant contributions to business in Canada. Velani joined CP in March 2013 and served as vice-president investor relations before becoming CFO in September 2016. Previously, Velani spent 15 years at Canadian National where he worked in a variety of positions in strategic and financial planning, investor relations, sales and marketing and the office of the president and CEO. “Our family of 13,000 railroaders celebrates this accomplishment with Nadeem,” said Keith Creel, CP president and CEO.
A&R Logistics has named Dionne Quiachon its chief environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) officer. Quiachon has more than 20 years of experience in industrial hygiene, regulatory compliance, accident investigations, emergency response management, and risk reduction. Before joining A&R, Quiachon served as director of environmental health and safety, claims and security at Grocers Supply for more than six years. “I am thrilled to be joining A&R,” she said. “A&R has a strong safety track record and I look forward to working with the team to take it to the next level.”
FourKites has added to its senior leadership team. Steve Rotter joins as chief marketing officer; Frank Iannotti steps in as chief revenue officer; Christine Schoeff joins as senior vice-president, human resources; and Glenn Koepke takes over as vice-president of network enablement. Rotter’s past roles include leading marketing for Brightcove and Q-Link, and most recently chief marketing officer at OutSystems. Iannotti brings more than 20 years of global sales management. His track record includes working at Procore Technologies, No. 6 on Forbes’ Cloud 100 list, NetSuite, Salesforce, SAP and PeopleSoft. Schoeff has over 20 years of experience with companies including Vibes, TicketNow, Millward Brown/Kantar and Prudential. Koepke comes to FourKites with 16 years in the logistics services industry, having led teams in operations, supply chain engineering, operational excellence and solution design.