People: Power Financial Corp (PWF.TO)
Mr. Andre Roger Desmarais, o.c. o.q. serves as Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of Power Financial Corporation. Mr. Desmarais is Executive Co-Chairman of the Corporation, and Deputy Chairman, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power. Prior to joining Power 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 Power in 1996. Mr. Desmarais is a Director of many Power Financial group 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. He is also a Director of Power. He is 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 Ordre national du 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.
|Total Annual Compensation, CAD||457,693|
|Restricted Stock Award, CAD||207,693|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, CAD||--|
|All Other, CAD||1,720,670|
|Fiscal Year Total, CAD||2,386,060|