Olivier Chouc

Acting Chief Legal Officer at CN

Olivier Chouc was appointed Acting Chief Legal Officer in August 2022. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Université Laval in 1990 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1991. He left private practice in 1998 after seven years at Ogilvy Renault, to join Abitibi-Consolidated (Donohue Inc.) as in-house counsel, where he was responsible for supporting procurement management as well as the company's real estate, litigation, and intellectual property portfolio. He was also entrusted with transactional work, including with some aspects of the major transaction leading to the sale of Donohue Inc. to Abitibi-Consolidated. In 2000, he joined the CN Law Department in a counsel capacity to support real estate, supply management, as well as transactional work. He then moved to a senior counsel position with increased responsibilities in the area of mergers and acquisitions and was eventually responsible for the management of the mergers and acquisition group. In 2006, he was named Assistant Vice-President, General Counsel, and Managing Partner, and in 2011, Vice-President, Legal.

In 2005, he was named Canada's Top 40 under 40 In-House Counsel by the National Post.



  • Acting Chief Legal Officer

    Current role

  • VP, Law