Montana Rail Link Leadership Team

Derek Ollmann


Derek Ollmann was appointed President in November 2019 with overall responsibility for MRL. Derek is a seasoned railroad executive with over 20 years of experience. Derek most recently served as President of Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY), having joined in 1999 and advanced through numerous positions in the Operating Department including Conductor, Operations Supervisor, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. He previously served as Director of Operations with responsibility for the operations, engineering and maintenance-of-way departments. Mr. Ollmann obtained his Certificate of Management from Simon Fraser University and his MBA degree from Royal Roads University. He is a member of several Railway Association of Canada committees including Operations, Regulatory and Safety.