Paul Desmarais III

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Desmarais III has served as the Chairman and CEO of Sagard since 2014. He is also Chairman of Diagram and a board member of Grayhawk. Within the investment portfolio, Paul is the Chairman of Wealthsimple and Dialogue, a director of KOHO, and a board observer of Nesto. Paul is also a Senior Vice President of Power Corporation of Canada. As a part of his responsibilities at Power, he sits on the boards of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and Imerys.

Prior to Sagard, Paul worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, Investment Strategy Group, and Special Situations Group; Imerys in supply chain management and strategy; and Great West Lifeco in risk management.

Paul holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from INSEAD in France.