Portrait of R. Jeffrey Orr

LLD '17, HBA '81

President & Chief Executive Officer, Power Financial Corporation

Jeffrey Orr was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Financial Corporation in May 2005.

Power Financial controls Great-West Lifeco, whose operations include those of London life and Canada Life, and IGM Financial, which owns Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial and Investment Planning Counsel. Power Financial also holds positions in several significant companies in Europe through Pargesa Holding S.A.

From May of 2001 until his appointment at Power Financial, Mr. Orr was President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial Inc.

Prior to joining IGM Financial, Mr. Orr was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Vice-Chair, Investment Banking Group, Bank of Montreal. Mr. Orr had been with BMO Nesbitt Burns since 1981.

Mr. Orr has a Bachelor of Arts - Honours Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. He has been active in a number of community and business organizations. Mr. Orr is a Director of Power Financial, Power Corporation of Canada, Great-West Lifeco, IGM Financial and a number of their subsidiaries.

Mr. Orr is married and has three children.