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Portrait de Paul Desmarais Jr
Birthday : 07/03/1954
Place of birth : Sudbury (Ontario) - Canada
Public asset : 273,184,429 USD
Country of residence : Canada
Linked companies : Power Financial Corp - Power Corporation of Canada - Lafargeholcim Ltd - Great-West Lifeco Inc - SGS SA - Pargesa Holding SA - IGM Financial Inc. - Performance Sports Group Ltd

Summary 
Paul Guy B. Desmarais is a Canadian businessperson who has been the head of 10 different companies and holds the position of Chairman of Power Corp. International, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Power Corp. of Canada, Executive Co-Chairman at Power Financial Corp., Chairman at 171263 Canada, Inc. and Director & Vice President at Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Power Corp. of Canada), Chairman at Old PSG Wind-down Ltd., Chairman-Governors Board at International Economic Forum of the Americas, Chairman-Governors Board at Conférence de Montréal and Chairman at Pargesa Holding SA. Mr. Desmarais is also Member of The Business Council, Member of North American Competitiveness Council and Member-National Strategy Council at Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and on the board of 22 other companies.

Mr. Desmarais previously held the position of Chairman at Business Council of Canada, Member of The International Council On Mining & Metals (Canada), Principal at Standard Brands, Inc., Principal at S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd. and Co-Chairman of The Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Paul Guy B. Desmarais received an MBA from INSEAD and an undergraduate degree from McGill University.




Current positions of Paul Desmarais Jr 
NameTitle Since
Power Financial Corp
(Multiline Insurance & Brokers)
Executive Co-Chairman 1983
Power Corporation of Canada
(Life & Health Insurance)
Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer 1981
Lafargeholcim Ltd
(Construction Materials)
Independent Director 2015
Great-West Lifeco Inc
(Life & Health Insurance)
Independent Director 1986
SGS SA
(Business Support Services)
Director 2013
Pargesa Holding SA
(Holding Companies)
Chairman 1982
IGM Financial Inc.
(Investment Management & Fund Operators)
Independent Director 1983
Performance Sports Group Ltd
(Recreational Products)
Chairman -
Conférence de Montréal Chairman-Governors Board -
International Economic Forum of the Americas Chairman-Governors Board -
171263 Canada, Inc. Chairman -
Power Corp. International Chairman -
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. Director 1991
London Insurance Group, Inc. Director -
GWL&A Financial, Inc. Director -
The Great-West Life Assurance Co. Director 1992
The Canada Life Assurance Co. Director -
Canada Life Financial Corp. Director 2003
London Life Insurance Co. Director -
The Brookings Institution Trustee -
Gesca Ltd. Director -
INSEAD Director -
Power Financial Europe BV Member-Supervisory Board -
152245 Canada, Inc. Director -
The Canada Life Insurance Co. of Canada Director 2007
La Presse Ltée Director -
Great West Financial (Nova Scotia) Co. Director -
Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc. Director & Vice President -
Desmarais Family Residuary Trust Trustee -
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York Director -
Wealthsimple, Inc. Director -
The Business Council Member -
North American Competitiveness Council Member -
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute Member-National Strategy Council -


Holdings of Paul Desmarais Jr 
NameEquities%Valuation
Power Corporation of Canada (POW)
Life & Health Insurance
15,096,0153.64%271,124,429 USD
Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO)
Life & Health Insurance
100,0000.010%2,060,000 USD
IGM Financial Inc. (IGM)
Investment Management & Fund Operators
00.0000%0 USD
Power Financial Corp (PWF)
Multiline Insurance & Brokers
00.0000%0 USD


Paul Desmarais Jr : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
André Desmarais Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
IGM Financial Inc.
Pargesa Holding SA
Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc.
La Presse Ltée
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
London Life Insurance Co.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
Gesca Ltd.
Desmarais Family Residuary Trust
Robert Orr Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
IGM Financial Inc.
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
The Canada Life Insurance Co. of Canada
London Life Insurance Co.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
Michel Plessis-Bélair Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Financial Corp
Power Corporation of Canada
IGM Financial Inc.
Pargesa Holding SA
Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc.
171263 Canada, Inc.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
Desmarais Family Residuary Trust
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
The Canada Life Insurance Co. of Canada
La Presse Ltée
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
Great West Financial (Nova Scotia) Co.
Gesca Ltd.
Power Financial Europe BV
London Life Insurance Co.
Gregory Dennis Tretiak Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
IGM Financial Inc.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
London Life Insurance Co.
Marcel Rosaire Coutu Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
IGM Financial Inc.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
London Life Insurance Co.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
Claude Généreux Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
IGM Financial Inc.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
Gary A. Doer Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
IGM Financial Inc.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
T. Timothy Ryan Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
London Life Insurance Co.
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
Paul Guy Desmarais Great-West Lifeco Inc
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial Corp
Pargesa Holding SA
INSEAD
Wealthsimple, Inc.
Great West Financial (Nova Scotia) Co.
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
Brian Edward Walsh Great-West Lifeco Inc
GWL&A Financial, Inc.
London Insurance Group, Inc.
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co.
The Canada Life Assurance Co.
London Life Insurance Co.
The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
Canada Life Financial Corp.


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Paul Desmarais Jr : Connections 
Power Corp. of Canada (Sagard China Investment Management)
Global Financial Markets Association
Sagard Holdings, Inc.
McGill University
McKinsey & Co., Inc. (Canada)


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