Siemens Mobility has appointed Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as Canadian CEO for Siemens Mobility Limited. Desjardins-Siciliano “aims to build Siemens Mobility’s presence in Canada and lead its team in the provision of transportation solutions to Canadian service providers,” the company said.
Desjardins-Siciliano is the former President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada, the country’s national intercity passenger service operator. He was responsible for managing more than 3,300 employees moving nearly 5 million passengers per year.
An experienced executive, Desjardins-Siciliano has held several positions at IBM Canada, the Government of Canada (Ministry of Labour & Transport) and Bell Mobility. He initially joined VIA Rail as Chief Corporate and Legal Officer.
“With deep industry knowledge and demonstrated customer focus, Yves is well-positioned to grow Siemens Mobility in Canada,” said Marc Buncher, CEO of Siemens Mobility in North America. “He is a visionary executive who understands how we can help Canadian cities and transportation operators transform their operations to meet the needs of tomorrow. I am excited to see how he will lead our Canadian team into a new era.”
“I am delighted to join the Siemens Mobility team at a time when Canada’s public transportation infrastructure is about to undergo major modernization,” said Desjardins-Siciliano. “I believe Siemens Mobility is best positioned to provide world-class, efficient, reliable and sustainable solutions to operators and partners, that enhance the passenger experience, across the country.”