People: Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Jeffrey Orr

56 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Mahon

51 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Lovatt

61 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Arshil Jamal

2011 President and Chief Operating Officer, Europe of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life

J. Dave Johnston

2013 President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

Grace Palombo

51 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Seguard Corbett

54 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Andrew Brands

2014 Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Compliance

Garry MacNicholas

2014 Executive Vice-President, Actuarial and Risk

Nancy Russell

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Douglas Tkach

2012 Senior Vice-President and Chief Internal Auditor

Laurie Speers

2009 Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Marcel Coutu

61 2007 Independent Director

Andre Desmarais

58 1992 Independent Director

Paul Desmarais

60 1986 Independent Director

Chaviva Hosek

68 2008 Independent Director

J. David Jackson

68 2013 Independent Director

Michel Plessis-Belair

73 1990 Independent Director

Henri-Paul Rousseau

66 2009 Independent Director

Raymond Royer

76 2009 Independent Director

T. Timothy Ryan

69 2014 Independent Director

Jerome Selitto

73 2012 Independent Director

James Singh

69 2012 Independent Director

Emoke Szathmary

71 2006 Independent Director

Gregory Tretiak

59 2012 Independent Director

Siim Vanaselja

58 2014 Independent Director

Brian Walsh

61 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

R. Jeffrey Orr

Mr. R. Jeffrey Orr is Independent Chairman of the Board Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Orr has been Chairman of the Board of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life since May, 2013 and of Great-West Financial since July, 2013. Mr. Orr is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Financial Corporation, a position he has held since May, 2005. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial Inc.

Paul Mahon

Mr. Paul A. Mahon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life, a position he has held since May, 2013. Prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada of Lifeco, Great- West, London Life and Canada Life.

William Lovatt

Mr. William W. Lovatt is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Great-West Lifeco Inc., He is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company & Canada Life Assurance Company, subsidiarie of the Company. Mr. Lovatt served as Vice-President, Finance, Canada of Lifeco.

Arshil Jamal

Mr. Arshil Jamal is President and Chief Operating Officer, Europe of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life, subsidiary Companies of Great-West Lifeco Inc. He served as Executive Vice President - Capital Management of the Company. He also serves as Executive Vice-President and Chief Actuary of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life.

J. Dave Johnston

Mr. J. Dave Johnston is President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, subsidiaries of Great-West Lifeco Inc., with effect from May 2, 2013. Mr. Johnston has been associated with Great-West Life for 35 years in a number of increasingly senior roles in the company's Group Division, including the last seven years as Executive Vice-President, Group.

Grace Palombo

Ms. Grace M. Palombo is Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life, positions that she has held since November, 2014. Prior to joining Lifeco Ms. Palombo served in senior human resources capacities with TD Bank Group (or its affiliates) and with CanWest Global Communications.

Seguard Corbett

Mr. Seguard Mark Corbett is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Great-West Lifeco Inc. He is also aExecutive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer of Great-West Financial and Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Operations of Great-West and Canada Life.

Andrew Brands

Mr. Andrew D. Brands is Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Compliance of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life and Canada Life.

Garry MacNicholas

Mr. Garry MacNicholas is a Executive Vice-President, Actuarial and Risk Life. Mr. MacNicholas, who earned his Bachelor of Mathematics degree at the University of Waterloo, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He joined Great-West Lifeco subsidiary Canada Life in 1982 and has held a wide variety of roles with increasing responsibility in the actuarial, insurance, reinsurance, and wealth management business units in Toronto, Regina and the United Kingdom. He was appointed to his current role as Executive Vice-President, Actuarial and Risk in May 2013.

Nancy Russell

Ms. Nancy Russell is Senior Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer of Lifeco, Great- West, London Life and Canada Life.

Douglas Tkach

Mr. Douglas J. Tkach is a Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of Great-West Lifeco Inc. He is also Senior Vice-President and Chief Internal Auditor Great-West, London Life and Canada Life.

Laurie Speers

Ms. Laurie A. Speers is Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life.

Marcel Coutu

Mr. Marcel R. Coutu is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Coutu is the former Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd., one of Canada’s largest oil sands projects, and is past President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited.

Andre Desmarais

Dr. Andre R. Desmarais, O.C., O.Q., is a Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Desmarais is Co-Chairman of Power Financial and Deputy Chairman, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power. Prior to joining Power in 1983, he was Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice of Canada and an institutional investment counselor Richardson Greenshields Securities Ltd. He has held a number of senior positions with Power group companies. Mr. Desmarais is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC, Canada Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam. He is a Director of IGM Financial Inc., Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. He is also a Director of Power Financial, Pargesa Holding SA in Europe, Power and CITIC Pacific Ltd. in Asia. Mr. Desmarais is Honorary Chairman of the Canada China Business Council and is a member of several China-based organizations. Mr. Desmarais is active in cultural, health and other not-for-profit organizations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the National Order of Québec.

Paul Desmarais

Mr. Paul Desmarais, Jr., O.C., O.Q., is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Desmarais is Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power and Co-Chairman of Power Financial. Prior to joining Power in 1981, he was with S.G. Warburg & Co. in London, England, and with Standard Brands Incorporated in New York. He was Chairman of the Board of Power Financial from 1990 to 2005, Vice-Chairman of Power Financial from 1989 to 1990 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Power Financial from 1986 to 1989. He was named to his present position with Power in 1996. He is a Director of many Power group companies in North America, including Power, Power Financial, Great-West, London Life, CLFC, Canada Life, Great-West Financial, Putnam, IGM Financial Inc., Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. In Europe, he is also Vice-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Pargesa Holding SA, Vice-Chairman and Director of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and Director of GDF Suez, Total SA and Lafarge SA. He was Vice-Chairman of the Board and a Director of Imerys until 2008. Mr. Desmarais is a member of the Advisory Council of the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), a Trustee of the Brookings Institution (Washington) and the Co-Chair of the Brookings International Advisory Council, a member of the Global Board of Advisers of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a member of the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University (Boston). He is also involved in charitable and community activities in Montréal. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and an Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2009. He has received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Université Laval, the Université de Montréal and from McGill University.

Chaviva Hosek

Dr. Chaviva M. Hosek, Ph.D., LL.D. OC, is Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Ms. Hošek is President Emeritus of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Toronto. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute until her retirement in 2012. Ms. Hošek is a Professor at the School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. From 1993 to 2000 she was Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and Director of Policy and Research, Prime Minister’s Office. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1990 to 1993 and prior to that as MPP - Oakwood and Minister of Housing, Government of Ontario, and as a Member of the Policy and Priorities Board of the Cabinet of Ontario. She has been a member of The Economic Council of Canada. Ms. Hošek is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life. She previously served as a Director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Inco Ltd., and serves as a director and trustee for a number of non-profit organizations. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.

J. David Jackson

Mr. J. David Jackson Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc., with effect from May 2, 2013. Mr. Jackson retired as a Partner in the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in 2012 and currently serves as Senior Counsel to the Firm. He was the Chairman of Blakes from 1995 to 2001.

Michel Plessis-Belair

Mr. Michel Plessis-Belair FCA, is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Plessis-Bélair has been Vice-Chairman of Power Corporation of Canada since January, 2008 and Vice-Chairman of Power Financial Corporation since May 2012. He was previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Power Financial Corporation and Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Power Corporation of Canada.

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Mr. Henri-Paul Rousseau, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Rousseau is Vice-Chairman of Power Financial and Power, positions he has held since January, 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from May, 2005 until May, 2008 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September, 2002 until April, 2005. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Bank of Canada from 1994 until 2002 and prior to that held senior offices with Boréal Assurances Inc. and the National Bank of Canada. Mr. Rousseau was an economics professor at Université Laval from 1975 until 1986 and at Université du Québec à Montréal from 1973 until 1975. He is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC, Canada Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam. He is also a Director of IGM Financial Inc. Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. He is a Director of GFMA (Global Financial Markets Association). He received doctorates Honoris Causa from Concordia University, from Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France), from Université Laval and from Université de Sherbrooke. Mr. Rousseau is active in a number of community and non-profit organizations.

Raymond Royer

Mr. Raymond Royer, O.C., O.Q., FCA, is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Royer is a Company Director. He was President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Domtar Inc. from 1996 until December, 2008. He was previously President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Royer is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC, Canada Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam. Mr. Royer is also a Director of Power Financial. He was Director of Shell Canada Limited until 2007. He is a Member of the Board of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and of the International Advisory Board of École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montréal. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the National Order of Québec.

T. Timothy Ryan

Mr. T. Timothy Ryan, Jr., is Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc., Mr. Ryan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the industry trade association representing 680 global financial market participants. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Villanova University and American University Law School.Mr. Ryan’s principal occupation is that of a Corporate Director. He served as Vice-Chairman of Regulatory Affairs at JPMorgan Chase from 2013 to 2014 and prior to that he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Financial Markets Association from 2008 to 2013.

Jerome Selitto

Mr. Jerome J. Selitto is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Selitto served as a Director and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PHH Corporation (“PHH”), a outsource provider of mortgage and fleet management services, from October 26, 2009 to January 4, 2012. Prior to joining PHH, Mr. Selitto most recently worked at Ellie Mae, Inc., a provider of enterprise solutions, including an online network, software and services for the residential mortgage industry. While at Ellie Mae, Mr. Selitto initially served as a senior consultant beginning in 2007 and, later in 2007 through 2009, as Executive Vice-President, Lender Division. In 2000, Mr. Selitto founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of DeepGreen Financial, a privately-held, innovative web-based federal savings bank and mortgage company that grew to become one of the nation’s most online home equity lenders. From 1992 to 1999, he served as co-founder and Vice Chairman of Amerin Guaranty Corporation (now Radian Guaranty), a mortgage insurance company. Mr. Selitto previously served as a Managing Director at First Chicago Corporation and PaineWebber Inc., and as a senior executive at Kidder, Peabody & Co., William R. Hough & Company, and the Florida Federal Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Selitto is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC, Canada Life and Great-West Financial.

James Singh

Mr. James M. Singh is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Singh was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Nestlé S.A. until his retirement in 2012. He was previously Senior Vice-President, Acquisitions and Business Development of Nestlé S.A. from 2000 until 2007 and Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Nestlé Canada Inc. from 1995 until 2000. Mr. Singh is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Guyana and Bachelor of Commerce (Hon) and Master Business Administration for the University of Windsor. Mr. Singh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He is a Director of the RTL Group in Luxembourg and is also a Director of the American Skin Association. Until recently, he was Chairman of the Chief Financial Officers’ Task Force of the European Roundtable of Industrialists and a member of the International Integrated Financial Reporting Standard Committee.

Emoke Szathmary

Dr. Emoke J. E. Szathmary, C.M., O.M., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Dr. Szathmáry is President Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. She was previously Provost and Vice-President (Academic) of McMaster University in Hamilton, and prior to that Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Western Ontario in London (now Western University). Dr. Szathmáry is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life. She is also a Director of Power Financial and Power. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of several provincial, national and international educational, research, and philanthropic not-for-profit organizations. She has received five honorary doctorates and the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration in Manitoba. Dr. Szathmáry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba.

Gregory Tretiak

Mr. Gregory D. Tretiak is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Tretiak is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Power and Power Financial. Mr. Tretiak joined Investors Group Inc. in 1988, and from 1990 until 2012 served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of IGM Financial Inc. Mr. Tretiak is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life. Mr. Tretiak also serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Financial, Putnam and PanAgora Asset Management, Inc. He is also a Director of IGM Financial Inc., Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Winnipeg and is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and has been a Certified Financial Planner. Throughout his career, Mr. Tretiak has been an active member in professional industry groups including the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Financial Executives International, the Certified Financial Planners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has served with national organizations such as the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Economic and Taxation Committee and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Siim Vanaselja

Mr. Siim A. Vanaselja is an Independent Director of the company., Since May 8, 2014. He has been Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc., Canada’s largest communications company, and Bell Canada, a telecommunications and media company and one of BCE Inc.’s main assets, positions that he has held since 2001. From 1994 to 2001 he held other senior positions with BCE Inc. and its affiliates.

Brian Walsh

Mr. Brian E. Walsh is an Independent Director of Great-West Lifeco Inc. Mr. Walsh is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Saguenay Strathmore Capital, LLC, a money management and investment advisory company, a position that he held since September, 2011. He was previously Managing Partner of Saguenay Capital, LLC from January, 2001 to September, 2011. Mr. Walsh has over 30 years of investment banking, international capital markets and investment management experience. He had a long career at Bankers Trust culminating in his appointment as Co-head of Global Investment Banking and as a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Walsh is a Director of Great-West, London Life, CLFC and Canada Life. Mr. Walsh also serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Financial and Putnam, and serves on the International Advisory Board of École des Hautes Études Commerciales of Montréal.
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