People: Power Corporation of Canada (POW.TO)

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Desmarais, Andre 

Dr. Andre Roger Desmarais, Ph.D. is an Deputy Chairman of the Board, President, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada. Mr. Desmarais is Deputy Chairman, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Executive Co-Chairman of PFC. 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 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.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, CAD 457,693
Restricted Stock Award, CAD 25,000
Long-Term Incentive Plans, CAD --
All Other, CAD 1,729,300
Fiscal Year Total, CAD 2,211,990

Options Compensation

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