Globe and Mail business report associates honor with CP-KCS merger effort
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CALGARY – Keith Creel of Canadian Pacific has been named CEO of the Year 2021 by Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail’s Report of Business Magazine.
A profile in the magazine focuses on the skills of Creel, 53, as a strategist in efforts to merge CP with Kansas City Southern. The magazine recognized other CEOs for their leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility, in addition to nominating a Global CEO of the Year.
Creel has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the railway since January 31, 2017, having been appointed president and chief operating officer in 2013 and joining the board of directors in 2015.
âIt is an honor for me to accept this award on behalf of the entire CP railroad family,â Creel said in a press release. âLeading the dedicated people who make this iconic business run safely and efficiently is one of the great privileges of my life. Huge work has been done by many to generate a unique partnership with Kansas City Southern. “
Creel began his railroad career at Burlington Northern in 1992 and also worked at Grand Trunk Western before holding several positions at Canadian National, reaching the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before moving on. at CP. He served in the United States Army as an officer during the Persian Gulf War.