People: Power Corporation of Canada (PWCDF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Desmarais

60 Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Andre Desmarais

58 2008 Deputy Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Henri-Paul Rousseau

66 2012 Vice Chairman

Gregory Tretiak

59 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Claude Genereux

2015 Executive Vice President

John Rae

2013 Executive Vice President

Arnaud Vial

62 Senior Vice President

Stephane Lemay

2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Denis Le Vasseur

Vice President, Controller

Daniel Friedberg

53 2005 Vice President

Peter Kruyt

55 Vice President

Pierre Larochelle

42 2009 Vice President

Yuhong Liu

2011 Vice President

Richard Pan

2008 Vice President

Luc Reny

Vice President

Philippe Martin

2015 Treasurer

Sacha Haque

2013 Senior Legal Counsel, Assistant Secretary

R. Jeffrey Orr

56 2005 Director

Pierre Beaudoin

52 2005 Independent Director

Marcel Coutu

61 2011 Independent Director

Laurent Dassault

61 1997 Independent Director

Anthony Graham

58 2001 Independent Director

J. David Jackson

68 2014 Independent Director

Isabelle Marcoux

45 2010 Independent Director

Emoke Szathmary

71 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Desmarais

Mr. Paul Desmarais, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada. He joined the Corporation in 1981 and assumed the position of Vice-President the following year. Mr. Desmarais served as Vice-President of PFC from 1984 to 1986, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1986 to 1989, as Executive Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1990, as Executive Chairman from 1990 to 2005, as Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008 and as Executive Co-Chairman from 2008 until today. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Corporation from 1991 to 1996. He was named Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in 1996. From 1982 to 1990, he was a member of the Management Committee of Pargesa, in 1991, Executive ViceChairman and then Executive Chairman of the Committee; in 2003, he was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer and in 2013 named Chairman of the Board. He has been a Director of Pargesa since 1992. He is a director of many Power group companies in North America, including PFC, Lifeco, Great-West, Great-West Life & Annuity Company, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Canada Life, Putnam Investments, LLC, IGM, Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. In Europe, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and a Director of Total SA, Lafarge SA and SGS SA. He was Vice-Chairman of the Board and a Director of Imerys until 2008 and a Director of GDF Suez until 2014. Mr. Desmarais is Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is also active on a number of philanthropic advisory councils. In 2005, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, in 2009, an Officer of the Ordre national the 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 a number of charitable and community activities. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005 and an Officer of the National Order of Québec in 2009.

Andre Desmarais

Dr. Andre R. Desmarais is Deputy Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada. Prior to joining the Corporation in 1983, he was Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice of Canada and an institutional investment counsellor at Richardson Greenshields Securities Ltd. He has held a number of senior positions with Power group companies and was named President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in 1996. Mr. Desmarais is a Director of many Power group companies in North America, including PFC, Lifeco, Great-West, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Canada Life, Putnam Investments, LLC, IGM, Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. He is also a Director and Vice-Chairman of Pargesa in Europe. He was a Director of Bellus Health Inc. until 2009 and of CITIC Pacific Limited in Asia until 2014. 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 a number of cultural, health and other not-for-profit organizations. In 2003, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and, in 2009, he was named an Officer of the National Order of Québec. He has received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Concordia University, Université de Montréal and McGill University. Mr. Desmarais is a trustee of the Desmarais Family Residuary Trust

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Mr. Henri-Paul Rousseau, Ph.D., is Vice Chairman of Power Corporation of Canada. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from May 2005 to May 2008 and Chairman and Chief Executive Offi cer from September 2002 to April 2005. Prior thereto, he was President and Chief Executive Offi cer of the Laurentian Bank of Canada from 1994 to 2002, Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Executive Offi cer of Boréal Assurances Inc. from 1992 to 1994 and Vice-President of the National Bank of Canada from 1986 to 1992. Mr. Rousseau was a professor of economics at the Université Laval from 1975 until 1986 and at the Université du Québec à Montréal from 1973 until 1975. He is a Director of several Power group companies, including PFC, Lifeco, The Great- West Life Assurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, Canada Life Financial Corporation, The Canada Life Assurance Company, Crown Life Insurance Company, IGM, Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Inc. and Putnam Investments, LLC. Mr. Rousseau has received Doctorates Honoris Causa from Concordia University, the Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France), the Université Laval and the Université de Sherbrooke. He is active in a number of community and not-for-profi t organizations.

Gregory Tretiak

Mr. Gregory D. Tretiak is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Tretiak has been with IGM Financial Inc. (a subsidiary of the Corporation) for 24 years and is currently the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 1999. Mr. Tretiak will also join Power Financial Corporation, a subsidiary of the Corporation, as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Claude Genereux

Mr. Claude Genereux has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada., effective 2 March 2015. Like Power’s last notable outside hire – former Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec head Henri-Paul Rousseau, who joined in 2009 – Mr. Généreux comes with a high pedigree, having spent 28 years with top-flight U.S. consulting firm McKinsey & Co., most recently as a senior director. He graduated from McGill University and Oxford University, which Mr. Généreux attended as a Rhodes Scholar. The Power rookie will also join the company’s main subsidiary, Power Financial Corp., as an executive vice president.

John Rae

Mr. John A. Rae is Executive Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. On May 31, 2006, while Mr. Rae was a director of Kasten Chase Applied Research Limited (“KCA”), the TSX suspended trading of KCA’s common shares for failure to meet the continued listing requirements. KCA was de-listed by the TSX on June 30, 2006. Cease trade orders were issued by the Securities Administrators in Ontario, Québec, British Columbia and Manitoba in September and October 2006 and in Alberta in February 2007. On June 2, 2006, shortly after Mr. Rae resigned as a director, KCA made a voluntary assignment in bankruptcy.

Arnaud Vial

Arnaud Vial is the Senior Vice-President of the Corporation and of Power Financial and Managing Director of Pargesa.

Stephane Lemay

Mr. Stephane Lemay is Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation and of Power Financial since August 2012; previously, Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel and Associate Secretary of the Corporation and of Power Financial

Denis Le Vasseur

Mr. Denis Le Vasseur is Vice President, Controller of Power Corporation of Canada.

Daniel Friedberg

Mr. Daniel Friedberg is Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Previously he served as vice-president of Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm, since 1987.

Peter Kruyt

Mr. Peter Kruyt is Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Kruyt were directors of Adaltis Inc.

Pierre Larochelle

Mr. Pierre Larochelle is Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Adaltis Inc., a healthcare diagnostic company, from October 2003 to February 2009.

Yuhong Liu

Mr. Liu Yuhong is Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Liu will be responsible for business development in Asia, where the Corporation currently has a number of investments. He joined the Company in 1995 and has since held positions, most recently as Financial Analyst and Director of Asian Affairs. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Liu worked with China CITIC Group in Beijing. Mr. Liu obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Nanjing, China. He holds an MBA from McGill University and is a CFA charter holder.

Richard Pan

Mr. Richard Pan is Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. Previously an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International (UK) in the Global Natural Resources Group from 2006 to 2008 and UK Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Group for a period of approximately two years prior to 2006.

Luc Reny

Philippe Martin

Philippe Martin is the Treasurer of the Corporation and of Power Financial since March 2015; previously, Senior Financial Analyst of the Corporation and of Power Financial

Sacha Haque

Sacha Haque is the Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation and Power Financial since May 2013; previously, Senior Legal Counsel of the Corporation.

R. Jeffrey Orr

Mr. R. Jeffrey Orr is Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Orr is President and Chief Executive Officer of PFC, a position he has held since May 2005. From May 2001 until May 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM. Prior to joining IGM, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking Group of the Bank of Montreal. Mr. Orr had been with BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and predecessor companies since 1981. Mr. Orr is a Director of PFC and is also a Director, the Chairman of the Board and the Chairman or a member of various Board committees of IGM, Investors Group Inc., Mackenzie Inc., Lifeco, Great-West, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, London Life, London Insurance Group Inc., Putnam Investments, LLC, Canada Life Capital Corporation, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Canada Life and The Canada Life Insurance Company of Canada. He is also a Director of PanAgora Asset Management Inc. Mr. Orr is active in a number of community and business organizations.

Pierre Beaudoin

Mr. Pierre Beaudoin is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Beaudoin is Executive Chairman of the Board and a Director of Bombardier Inc. (a diversified transportation manufacturing company), of which he was President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until February 2015. Prior thereto, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Aerospace, a division of Bombardier Inc., from 2001 to 2008, and Executive Vice-President of Bombardier Inc., from 2004 to 2008. He was also President of Bombardier Business Aircraft and President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier Recreational Products, which are both divisions of Bombardier Inc.

Marcel Coutu

Mr. Marcel R. Coutu is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Coutu is a Company Director. He is a Director of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Enbridge Inc. From 2001 to January 1, 2014, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (an oil and gas company) and Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd. (a Canadian oil sands project). He was previously Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Canada Resources Limited, and prior to that held various positions in the areas of corporate finance, investment banking, and mining and oil and gas exploration and development. Mr. Coutu is a Director of many Power group of companies in North America including Lifeco, Great-West, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Canada Life, Putnam Investments, LLC, IGM, Investors Group Inc. and Mackenzie Inc. Mr. Coutu serves as a Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He has also held board positions with Gulf Indonesia Resources Limited, TransCanada Power Limited Partnership and the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Laurent Dassault

Mr. Laurent Dassault is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Dassault is Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SA (an investment and financing company based in Paris, France), a position he has held since December 2011. He was previously Vice-President of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SA from 2006 to 2011, and prior thereto, Managing Director of Banque parisienne internationale. Mr. Dassault is Chairman of Immobiliere Dassault SA in France and a Director of a broad range of companies in France and elsewhere, including Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault SA, SITA SA and Kudelski SA.

Anthony Graham

Mr. Anthony R. Graham, LL.D., is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Graham is Vice-Chairman and a Director of Wittington Investments, Limited, (“Wittington Investments”), an investment management company and the principal holding company of the Weston-Loblaw Group. From June 2000 to May 2014, he was President of Wittington Investments. Prior thereto, he held senior positions in Canada and the United Kingdom with National Bank Financial Inc. (formerly Lévesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc.), a Montréal-based investment dealer. Mr. Graham also serves on the Board of PFC. Mr. Graham serves on the Boards of George Weston Limited, Loblaw Companies Limited, Graymont Limited, Brown Thomas Group Limited, Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited, Selfridges & Co. Ltd. and President’s Choice Bank, of which he served as Chairman from February 1999 to May 2014. Mr. Graham also serves as Chairman of the Ontario Arts Foundation and the Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation. He is also a Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, Luminato and the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. In June 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Brock University.

J. David Jackson

J. David A. Jackson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jackson retired as a Partner of the law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (“Blakes”) in 2012, and currently serves as Senior Counsel to the firm, providing advice primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He was the Chairman of Blakes from 1995 to 2001. He was recognized throughout his career as a leading practitioner in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance by numerous independent assessment organizations. Mr. Jackson is also a Director of several Power group companies in North America, including PFC, Lifeco, Great-West, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation and Canada Life. He served as a Director of Investors Group Inc. from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Jackson has also served as a Director of a number of public and private corporations. He was a Director and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre until June 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1974.

Isabelle Marcoux

Ms. Isabelle Marcoux is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Ms. Marcoux is Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. (a printing, publishing and marketing company), a position she has held since February 2012. She was Vice-Chair of the Board from 2007 to 2012 and Vice- President, Corporate Development, from 2004 to 2012. Between 1997 and 2004, she was Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Director, Legal Affairs and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Transcontinental Inc., prior to which she was a lawyer at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Ms. Marcoux is a member of the Board of George Weston Limited and Rogers Communications Inc. She was also a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal until 2014. She has been actively involved in a number of fundraising campaigns for community and not-for-profit organizations, including Young Musicians of the World, Tel-Jeunes, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Mayor’s Foundation For Youth. In 2014, she joined the cabinet for the Foundation OLO’s 2014-2018 major fundraising campaign.

Emoke Szathmary

Dr. Emoke J.E. Szathmary, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Dr. Szathmáry became President Emeritus of the University of Manitoba in 2008. She was named Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology in 2014. From 1996 to 2008, she was President and Vice- Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. She was previously Provost and Vice-President (Academic) of McMaster University in Hamilton and, prior thereto, Dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Western Ontario in London (now Western University). Dr. Szathmáry is a Director of many Power group companies in North America, including PFC, Lifeco, Great- West, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation and Canada Life. Dr. Szathmáry also serves on the Board of Directors of several national and provincial educational, research and philanthropic not-for-profit organizations. She has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration in Manitoba and six Honorary Doctorates. Dr. Szathmáry is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is a Member of the Order of Canada and of the Order of Manitoba.
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