People: Power Corporation of Canada (PWCDF.PK)

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29 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Desmarais

60 Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Andre Desmarais

57 2008 Deputy Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Robert Gratton

2008 Deputy Chairman of the Board

Henri-Paul Rousseau

65 2012 Vice Chairman

Gregory Tretiak

58 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Rae

55 2013 Executive Vice President

Arnaud Vial

61 Senior Vice President

Stephane Lemay

2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Denis Le Vasseur

Vice President, Controller

Daniel Friedberg

52 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

Isabelle Morin

2006 Treasurer

J. David Jackson

2013 Director

R. Jeffrey Orr

55 2005 Director

Pierre Beaudoin

51 2005 Independent Director

Marcel Coutu

60 2011 Independent Director

Laurent Dassault

60 1997 Independent Director

Anthony Graham

57 2001 Independent Director

Isabelle Marcoux

44 2010 Independent Director

Emoke Szathmary

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. Prior to joining the Corporation 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 PFC from 1990 to 2005, Vice-Chairman of PFC from 1989 to 1990 and President and Chief Operating Officer of PFC from 1986 to 1989. He was named to his present position with 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. In Europe, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Pargesa, 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), a Co-Chair of the Brookings International Advisory Council, a member of the Global Board of Advisers of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), 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 of Pargesa in Europe and of CITIC Pacific Limited in Asia (in which Power holds a minority interest). He was a Director of Bellus Health Inc. until 2009. 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.

Robert Gratton

Mr. Robert Gratton is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Power Corporation of Canada. He had been previously, until May 2005, President of PFC from 1989 and Chief Executive Officer since May 1990, and had been Chairman of the Board from May 2005 until 2008. Prior to joining PFC, Mr. Gratton started working at Crédit Foncier Franco-Canadien in 1971 and became Chief Operating Officer in 1975, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 1979. From 1982 to 1989, he was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Trust Company. Mr. Gratton is also a Director of PFC. He was Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lifeco, Great-West, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Canada Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation, London Insurance Group Inc. and London Life until May 2008 and a Director until October 2008. He was Chairman of the Executive Committee of IGM (previously, Investors Group Inc.) from 1990 until 2005, Chairman of the Board from 1993 until May 2008, as well as a Director until October 2008. Mr. Gratton was also Chairman of the Executive Committee of Mackenzie Inc. from 2002 until 2005, Chairman of the Board from 2002 until May 2008 and a Director until October 2008. He was also a Director of Pargesa from May 1992 to May 2010. Mr. Gratton is a member of the Harvard Business School Canadian Advisory Board and has served as a member of The Conference Board of Canada, The Conference Board, Inc., the C.D. Howe Institute and The Trilateral Commission. He has also served as a Director of a number of other companies, community organizations and foundations.

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.

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

Stephane Lemay

Mr. Stephane Lemay is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Power Corporation of Canada. Previously he served as Vice-President of Legal and Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Gildan Activewear Inc., a sportswear manufacturer, from 2003 to 2005.

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

Isabelle Morin

Ms. Isabelle Morin is Treasurer of Power Corporation of Canada. Previously Financial Planning Director of Cogeco Inc., a Canadian cable operator, from November 2005 and, prior thereto, Financial Planning Director and Internal Auditor of Cogeco Inc.

J. David Jackson

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, a Director and Chairman of the Executive, Compensation, Risk and Governance and Nominating Committees of Lifeco, Great-West, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Canada Life and The Canada Life Insurance Company of Canada and a Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of London Insurance Group Inc. He is a Director and Chairman of the Executive, Compensation, and Governance and Nominating Committees of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, a Director and Chairman of the Board and of the Executive and Compensation Committees of Putnam Investments, LLC, a Director of PanAgora Asset Management Inc., as well as a Director of Canada Life Capital Corporation. He is also a Director, Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive, Investment, Compensation, and Governance and Nominating Committees of IGM and Investors Group Inc. and a Director, Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive, Compensation, and Governance and Nominating Committees of Mackenzie 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 President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. (a diversified transportation manufacturing company), a position he has held since 2008. 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 were both divisions of Bombardier Inc. Mr. Beaudoin is also a Director of Bombardier Inc. and BRP Inc.

Marcel Coutu

Mr. Marcel R. Coutu is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Coutu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited (an oil and gas company), a position he has held since 2001, and Chairman of Syncrude Canada Ltd. (a Canadian oil sands project), a position he has held since 2002. 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 Lifeco and its subsidiaries Great-West, London Life, Canada Life Financial Corporation and Canada Life. Mr. Coutu is also a Director of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. He serves on the Pension and Compensation Committee 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 Immobilière 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, Generali France SA, Kudelski SA and Banque de Gestion Edmond de Rothschild.

Anthony Graham

Mr. Anthony R. Graham, LL.D., is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Grahamis President and a Director of Wittington Investments, Limited, an investment management company and the principal holding company of the Weston-Loblaw Group. Prior to joining Wittington Investments, Limited, 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 is Chairman and a Director of President’s Choice Bank and serves on the Board of George Weston Limited, Loblaw Companies Limited, Graymont Limited, Brown Thomas Group Limited, De Bijenkorf B.V., Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited and Selfridges & Co. Ltd. Mr. Graham 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. Michaels Hospital, Luminato and the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. In June 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Brock University.

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 is also a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. She has been actively involved in a number of fundraising campaigns for community and not-for-profit organizations, including Tel-Jeunes, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, United Way, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Montreal Mayor’s Foundation For Youth.

Emoke Szathmary

Dr. Emoke J.E. Szathmary, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Power Corporation of Canada. Dr. Szathmáry is President Emeritus of the University of Manitoba, since July 2008, and a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. 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 the International Institute for Sustainable Development and 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 five 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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