Paul Genest

Senior Vice President of the Corporation & Power at Power Financial Corp.

Paul Genest

Paul Genest

Senior Vice President of the Corporation & Power at Power Financial Corp.

Biography

Paul Genest

Director

Paul Genest was appointed Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation and Power Financial in 2016. His background includes academia, government, and business. He served in a number of portfolios as a Deputy Minister in the Ontario Government, including Intergovernmental Affairs and Francophone Affairs. Mr. Genest was also Deputy Minister responsible for oversight of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games held in Toronto in 2015. He has served in the federal government in various roles, including as Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. He has held executive positions with the Council of Ontario Universities and Bell Canada and has served as Adjunct Professor at Glendon College, York University.

A Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University, Mr. Genest is an active volunteer with a number of organizations including the Alliance Française de Toronto, Pine River Institute which provides residential rehabilitation support for teenagers, and The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Region. A champion of diversity, he has been honoured for his advocacy for the rights of the LGBTQ community. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mr. Genest holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours (graduating cum laude) in English and Philosophy from the University of Guelph, a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and has completed the Rotman School of Management, Institute of Corporate Directors – Directors Education Program (ICD.D).

Overview
RelSci Relationships

136

Number of Boards

3

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Paul Genest likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Business for the Arts

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Director at Alliance Française de Toronto

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Assistant Secretary of the Corporation & of Power Financial at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of the Corporation & of Power Financial at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & Head-Investor Relations at IGM Financial, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice Chairman at Power Financial Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice Chairman at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice President & Controller of the Corporation & of Power Financial at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Vice President of the Corporation & Power Financial at Power Corp. of Canada

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Paul Genest
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Paul Genest
Senior Vice President of the Corporation & Power at Power Financial Corp.
Education
Ph.D. Philosophy

To educate students, to foster independent & original research, and to share benefits discovered.

Career History
Senior Vice President of the Corporation & Power
2016 - Current

Power Financial Corporation is a diversified management and holding company that has interests, directly or indirectly, in companies in the financial services sector in Canada, the United States and Europe. The Corporation also has substantial holdings in a diversified group based in Europe

Senior Vice President of the Corporation & Power Financial
2016 - Prior

Power Corp. of Canada is a management and holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services; asset management; and sustainable and renewable energy. It operates through the following segments: Lifeco, IGM Financial, and Pargesa. The Lifeco segment offers life and health insurance, retirement, and investment management services, and involves in the asset management and reinsurance businesses. The IGM Financial segment provides investment advisory and management services. The Pargesa segment comprises minerals-based specialty solutions for industry; testing, inspection, and certification; cement, aggregates, and concrete; wines and spirits; design and distribution of sportswear; materials technology and recycling of precious metals; oil, gas, and chemical industries; global luxury brand; disposable hygiene products; supply of equipment and project management for the food and beverage sectors; and operation of regional leisure parks. The company was founded by Arthur J. Nesbitt and Peter A. Thomson on April 18, 1925 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Other Affiliations

Paul Genest is affiliated with Power Financial Corp., Power Corp. of Canada

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Paul Genest. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Paul Genest's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Paul Genest.