CSA Group Appoints Kathryn Yung as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Predecessor RJ Falconi Retires from CSA Group

CSA Group has promoted Kathryn Yung to the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CSA Group, effective January 28, 2017. She succeeds RJ Falconi.

Yung joined CSA Group in 2005, taking on increasingly complex and high-profile projects including M&A, litigation management, new business risk assessments, asset purchase and divestitures, as well as various leadership roles in Europe. She was appointed to the role of Vice President, Deputy General Counsel in September 2016. Prior to joining CSA Group, she was a member of the legal team at Imperial Oil.

“I am very proud to be working with Kathryn in her new role” says David Weinstein, President and CEO of CSA Group. “In her 12 years with CSA Group, she has successfully navigated through complex and difficult assignments. Heading towards our 100th anniversary, this leadership experience is essential as we evolve and set up our organization for future success.”

Falconi’s retirement from CSA Group will be effective January 27, 2017, after 17 years with the organization. Most recently, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Governance Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.

“RJ has made many contributions to the organization – including the development of world-class legal, anti-counterfeiting, and government relations departments,” says Weinstein. “As Corporate Secretary, he has provided excellent support to our Board of Directors. I would like to thank him for his many contributions and for serving as a valued member of our leadership team.”

About CSA Group

CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. CSA Group is one of the largest standards development organizations in North America – conducting research and developing standards for a broad range of technologies and functional areas. CSA Group is also a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products in many market sectors – and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the US. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group, please visit www.csagroup.org.


January 27, 2017