Celebrating Entrepreneurial Families with Paul Desmarais III
January 30, 2020
David Simpson and the Ivey Business Families Centre invites you to join him for a lunch and learn session with Paul Desmarais III. Together, they will explore how his generation continues to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of the first generation, as they continue to build the family legacy.
Paul Desmarais III, is the Chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Portag3 Ventures, and the Chairman and co-founder of Diagram. He is also the Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial Corporation.
The Luncheon event will be held at the London Hunt and Country Club, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm
This event is sponsored by the Business Families Centre and the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivey.
Date: Thursday, January 30th from 12:00-2:00pm
- Reception 11:30 a.m.
- Lunch 12:00 p.m.
- Fireside Chat 12:45 p.m.
Location: London Hunt and Country Club - 1431 Oxford Street West, London Ontario
Bio: Paul Desmarais III
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 of 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 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.
$50 per person (Table purchases also available)