Luc Jobin

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Luc Jobin is due to succeed Richard Burrows as Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT) effective 28 April 2021, following the company’s AGM.12


A chartered professional accountant, Jobin was employed at Imasco Limited and Imperial Tobacco Canada (ITC), BAT’s Canadian subsidiary, from 1989 to 2005.345 Initially performing marketing roles, he became President and CEO of ITC in September 2003.13

Jobin was Executive Vice President at the Power Corporation of Canada from 2005 to 2009,13 before moving on to senior roles in the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). He was President and CEO of CN from July 2016 to March 2018.67

In October 2020, BAT announced that Jobin would be appointed Chairman Designate from 1 March 2021, and formally take up the role after the AGM on 28 April 2021.1

Board Memberships

Jobin served as an independent Non-Executive Director at Reynolds American, Inc., parent company to RJ Reynolds,3 from 2008 until BAT acquired the company in July 2017 and Jobin joined the BAT board.

At the time of BAT’s announcement in October 2020, Jobin was also on the boards of Gildan Activewear Inc and Hydro-Québec.

Relevant Link

A current list of BAT’s Board of Directors can be found on the BAT website.

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  2. British American Tobacco, Luc Jobin, Chairman, website, undated, accessed November 2020
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  4. D. Cote, L’industrie du tabac roule toujours sur l’or, website, released April 2004, accessed January 2021
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  6. CN Rail ousts CEO Luc Jobin, CBC website, release 5 March 2018, access January 2021
  7. CN launches search for new CEO after abrupt exit by Luc Jobin, BNN Bloomberg, released 5 March 2018, accessed January 2021