Paul Guy Desmarais

Paul Guy Desmarais

Chairman at POWER CORPORATION OF CANADA

Net worth: 8 M $ as of 30/05/2024

69 year
Finance
Commercial Services
Consumer Services

Profile

Paul Guy B. Desmarais is a Canadian businessperson who has been the head of 11 different companies. Mr. Desmarais is Chairman at Power Corp. of Canada, Chairman for 171263 Canada, Inc. and Director & Vice President at Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Power Corp. of Canada), Chairman of Old PSG Wind-down Ltd., Chairman-Governors Board at Conférence de Montréal, Chairman-Governors Board at International Economic Forum of the Americas, Chairman at Power Corp. International, Member of Business Council of Canada, Chairman of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA and Chairman for Pargesa Holding SA. Paul Guy B. 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. In the past he was Member of The International Council On Mining & Metals (Canada), Executive Chairman of Power Financial Corp., Principal at S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd., Principal at Standard Brands, Inc. and Co-Chairman of The Nature Conservancy of Canada. He received an MBA from INSEAD and an undergraduate degree from McGill University.

Known holdings in public companies

CompanyDateNumber of sharesValuationValuation date
30/03/2024 161,049 ( 0.03% ) 5 M $ 30/05/2024
30/03/2024 100,000 ( 0.01% ) 3 M $ 30/05/2024
30/03/2024 0 ( -.--% ) - $ 30/05/2024

Paul Guy Desmarais active positions

CompaniesPositionStart
GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC. Director/Board Member 14/05/1986
POWER CORPORATION OF CANADA Chairman 31/12/1995
IGM FINANCIAL INC. Director/Board Member 27/04/1983
POWER FINANCIAL CORPORATION Chairman 31/12/1989
GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT SA Chairman 22/04/2019
Director/Board Member 21/04/1992
Director/Board Member -
152245 Canada, Inc. Director/Board Member -
171263 Canada, Inc. Chairman -
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Former positions of Paul Guy Desmarais

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Training of Paul Guy Desmarais

INSEAD Masters Business Admin
McGill University Undergraduate Degree

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Connections

100 +

1st degree connections

64

1st degree companies

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Linked companies

Listed companies10
GREAT-WEST LIFECO INC.

Finance

TOTALENERGIES SE

Energy Minerals

POWER CORPORATION OF CANADA

Finance

IGM FINANCIAL INC.

Finance

POWER FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Finance

ENGIE

Utilities

GROUPE BRUXELLES LAMBERT SA

Finance

IMERYS

Non-Energy Minerals

SGS SA

Commercial Services

HOLCIM LTD

Non-Energy Minerals

Private companies52

Finance

Consumer Services

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Commercial Services

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Commercial Services

Finance

Non-Energy Minerals

Commercial Services

Health Services

International Economic Forum of the Americas

North American Competitiveness Council

Finance

3819787 Canada, Inc.

Canada Life Capital Corp., Inc.

Finance

Finance

Commercial Services

Power Financial Europe BV

Finance

Finance

Standard Brands, Inc.

Consumer Non-Durables

Desmarais Family Residuary Trust

Miscellaneous

Commercial Services

Finance

Commercial Services

Canada Life Insurance Co. of America

Finance

The International Council On Mining & Metals (Canada)

Les Journaux Trans-Canada (1996), Inc.

Finance

152245 Canada, Inc.

171263 Canada, Inc.

Finance

Square Victoria Communications Group, Inc.

S.G. Warburg & Co. Ltd.

Finance

Finance

Great West Financial (Nova Scotia) Co.

First Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co

Finance

Finance

Commercial Services

Consumer Durables

Finance

Commercial Services

Finance

Utilities

Finance

Process Industries

Finance

Health Services

Putnam Investments, Inc.

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