Mr. Paul C. Hilal is a Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Mantle Ridge LP.
He is Vice Chairman of the board of directors of CSX Corporation ("CSX").
He was appointed in 2017 in connection with a successful campaign to install railroad legend Hunter Harrison as CEO and reconstitute the company’s board with five new directors.
Prior to forming Mantle Ridge, Mr. Hilal was a Senior Partner at Pershing Square Capital Management, where he focused on both passive and activist investing projects. Among these was the successful value creation initiative at Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ("CP").
He served as a CP Director until January of 2016, when he retired from Pershing Square. At CP, Mr. Hilal chaired the board's Management Resources and Compensation Committee, served on its Finance Committee, and played an active role supporting the work of the Nominating and Governance committee.
He also played leading roles in Pershing Square’s successful activist investments in Ceridian, a data processing company, and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Prior to joining Pershing Square in 2006, Mr. Hilal founded and served as Managing Partner of Caliber Capital Management, L.P. from 2002 to 2005; led the Information technology-sector investment program at Hilal Capital Management from 1998 to 2001; served in 1999-2000 as Chair of the Board and in the capacity of Interim Chief Executive Officer of Worldtalk Communications Corporation and prior to 1999, advised numerous companies across the information technology sector as an investment banker at Broadview Associates, at the time the leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm to the sector. (Broadview is now a subsidiary of Jefferies Inc.)
He received an A.B. degree in Biochemistry from Harvard College in 1988, a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1992, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University School of Business in 1992.