CEO, Canada SailGP Team

Jean-Sébastien Chénier Proteau

Jean-Sébastien Chénier Proteau, CEO of Canada SailGP hails from Montreal and has been leading global sailing projects for more than a decade.  Jean-Sébastien began his career working with Ellen MacArthur on the B&Q/Castorama trimaran which led to working and living in the Middle East for five years with the Oman Sail project. Following on from there, Jean-Sébastien was part of Groupama Team France for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, then went on to join the winning Dongfeng Race Team for the 2017-2018 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as Head of Operations, followed by leading the China SailGP Team thereafter to a podium finish.  For the last two years, Jean-Sébastien was Executive Director of Spindrift.  Jean-Sébastien holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree, MBA and Master in Sports Law.