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September 12, 2022 - Media Release

TransLink announces Sany Zein as new President and General Manager for BC Rapid Transit Company

BCRTC President Sany Zein (TransLink)

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC ─ Sany Zein has been appointed as the new President and General Manager of BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), responsible for the operations of SkyTrain and West Coast Express (WCE). He takes on the role on October 3, 2022.

A professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sany brings to the role extensive knowledge in rail industry topics such as customers’ evolving expectations, supply chain challenges, labour market dynamics, procurement and delivery models, asset management, system modernization and digitization, and ridership recovery. Sany is currently the Vice President of Transit and Transportation (Canada) with global consultancy firm Jacobs. In that role, he leads the development of strategic growth plans, gaining exposure to major rail initiatives across Canada, including in Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton.

“Sany’s proven track-record, commitment to the region, and familiarity with both BCRTC and WCE will greatly benefit the organization and the region as we prepare for rail expansion while continuing to deliver reliable service for customers,” said Steve Hunt, Chair of BCRTC’s and WCE’s Board of Directors.

Previously, Sany was a member of the TransLink team for over twelve years, serving as Vice President of Engineering from 2016 to 2021. He oversaw the delivery of the annual capital program and the development of the strategic asset management program and was a key leader in many capital projects and programs such as the Evergreen Extension, Broadway Subway, Surrey-Langley SkyTrain, Canada Line upgrades, SkyTrain fleet expansion, major station upgrades, and upgrades to rail maintenance and operations facilities.

We are pleased to welcome back Sany to the organization,” says TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn. “With over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sany brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role as we continue to rebuild ridership and prepare to expand service across the region.”

Mike Richard has been serving as Acting President and General Manager while BCRTC’s Board of Directors searched for a permanent candidate. Mike will return to his role of Vice President of Operations at BCRTC, responsible for all rail operations in the region, including the Expo and Millennium Lines and West Coast Express.

Media contact:
TransLink Media Relations


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