People: GDF Suez SA (GSZ.PA)
24 Dec 2014
Mr. Paul Desmarais Jr. has served as Independent Director of GDF Suez SA since July 16, 2008. He is also Member of the Company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. He is a former Director of Suez. In 1984, he was named Vice-Chairman of Power Financial Corporation, a company that he helped set up. He became Chairman of that company in 1990, Chairman of the Executive Committee in May 2005 and Co-Chairman in May 2008. Mr. Desmarais was named Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada in 1996. He holds a Masters degree in Administration. He studied at McGill University in Montreal and obtained and MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Mr. Desmarais also holds various other positions, including Vice Chairman of Pargesa Holding SA and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert.
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