Kristin Cochrane is the CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, the country’s largest and most celebrated book publishing company.
Recognized globally as an industry leader, Kristin is passionate in her support of authors, books, and literacy. Her deep marketplace knowledge, combined with her sharp creative instincts, allow her to both balance and broaden the literary and commercial sides of a complex company and to share and celebrate a wide mix of voices and perspectives.
Under her leadership, Penguin Random House Canada authors have won the world’s most prestigious awards, including the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize (18 and counting), and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Alice Munro (2013) and Kazuo Ishiguro (2017).
For four years running, Kristin has appeared on Toronto Life magazine’s “50 Most Influential” list, and she was recently profiled in the book, Canada 150 Women, as one of the country’s most inspiring, groundbreaking and powerful female role models.