Management Team

Executive Team

Louis Martel

Louis Martel

President and Chief Executive Officer

Louis Martel joined Canada Steamship Lines as a Naval Architect in 1997 and transferred to CSL Americas where he became Vice-President, Technical Operations. In April 2012, Mr. Martel was appointed President of Canada Steamship Lines and in 2014 was promoted to Executive Vice-President, CSL Group / President, Canada Steamship Lines. Mr. Martel was named President, CSL International in 2015, and, on April 1, 2017, took the helm of The CSL Group as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Allister Paterson

Allister Paterson

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Allister Paterson joined CSL as President of Canada Steamship Lines in January 2015. In 2017 he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and in April 2019 was appointed Chief Commercial Officer, CSL Group.

Nathalie Sykora

Nathalie Sykora

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Nathalie Sykora joined CSL in 1998 as Project Engineering Assistant on the Forebodies Project team. Following a series of promotions, she was appointed Vice-President, Global Technical Services in 2014 and Vice-President, Technical Operations and Environment for the Canada Steamship Lines fleet in 2016. In January 2017, Nathalie was promoted to Vice-President, Global Fleet Management and further promoted in April 2019 to her current position.

Martine Rivard

Martine Rivard

Chief Human Resources Officer

Martine Rivard joined CSL as Chief Human Resources Officer in July 2012. In this position, she is responsible for the company's global human resources strategy.

John Sypnowich

John Sypnowich

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

John Sypnowich joined CSL in December 2008 as Director of Legal Affairs and was appointed Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in January 2012.

Steve Thibeault

Steve Thibeault

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Thibeault joined CSL’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer in May 2017.

Mariève Tremblay

Mariève Tremblay

Senior Vice President, Transformation and Operational Efficiency

Mariève Tremblay joined CSL in 2012 as Director, Marketing and Strategic Planning, before becoming Vice-President, Commercial, for Canada Steamship Lines and subsequently, for CSL Australia. Prior to her current role, she was promoted Vice-President, Procurement and Operational Efficiency.

Regional Commercial Operations

Julie Lambert

Canada Steamship Lines

Julie Lambert

Vice-President, Commercial

Julie Lambert joined CSL in 2012 as Senior Legal Counsel. She was named Senior Director, Commercial for Canada Steamship Lines in September 2017 and to her current role in April 2019.

Jeff Barnes

CSL Americas

Jeff Barnes

Vice-President, Commercial

Jeff Barnes began his career with CSL in October 2008 as Director of Finance/Controller of CSL Americas. In 2011, was promoted to Vice-President and Managing Director of CSL Europe in 2012. In 2014, Mr. Barnes returned to CSL Americas where he leads commercial operations.

Jakob Hansen

CSL Europe

Jakob Hansen

Vice-President, Commercial and Transhipment

Jakob Hansen joined CSL in 2009 and has played a leading role in CSL's operations in Asia, Europe and transhipment. In January 2017 he was appointed Vice President, Commercial for CSL Europe and Transhipment.

Allen Dobie

CSL Australia

Allen Dobie

Vice President, Commercial

Allen Dobie joined CSL Americas in July 2016 as Director, Business Development. In January 2017, Mr. Dobie served as interim Head of Commercial, Canada Steamship Lines, and in 2018, he was appointed Vice President, Commercial for CSL Australia and Asia.

Global Technical Operations

Frédéric Jauvin

Frederic Jauvin

Vice-President, Global Technical Services

Frédéric Jauvin joined CSL in February 2016 to lead the Global Technical Services department, bringing with him over 25 years of operational and business experience.