Paul Desmarais III

Chairman & CEO
Sagard

Paul Desmarais III is the Chairman and CEO of Sagard. 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 Financial, 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 his current role, 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 is a recipient of a B.A. in economics from Harvard College and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France.