Biography

Paul Desmarais III
Senior Vice-President
Power Corporation et Financière Power

Paul Desmarais III is the Chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, the Executive Chairman and co-Founder of Portag3 Ventures, and the Chairman and co-founder of Diagram. Within the investment portfolios of Portag3 Ventures and Sagard Holdings, he is the Chairman Wealthsimple and Peak Achievement Athletics and a director of Koho, Integrate AI, and IntegraMed.

Paul is also a Senior Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial of Canada. As a part of his responsibilities at the holdings, he sits on the boards of Great West Lifeco, IGM Financial, Pargesa, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and Imerys.

Prior to his current role, Paul worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, Investment Group, and Special Situations Group; Imerys in supply chain management and strategy; and Great West Lifeco in risk management. Paul is a recipient of a B.A. in economics from Harvard College and holds and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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