Senior Management

Power Financial’s senior management team continually strives for excellence in crafting and executing the Corporation’s strategy. The team’s vision, entrepreneurial approach and leadership has resulted in significant value for shareholders over the long term.
 

R. Jeffrey Orr

Mr. Orr has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since 2005. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation in February 2020. 

He has extensive experience in the financial services industry, including the past two decades in executive positions in Power group companies. From 2001 to 2005, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial. Prior to joining IGM Financial, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Nesbitt Burns and Vice-Chair, Investment Banking Group, Bank of Montreal. He had been with BMO Nesbitt Burns and predecessor companies since 1981. 

He serves as a director of Power Financial and Power Corporation. He is also a director and Chairman of a number of Power Corporation subsidiaries, including Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life, Empower Retirement, Putnam Investments, IGM Financial, IG Wealth Management and Mackenzie.

Mr. Orr is active in various community and business organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts — Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

Gregory D. Tretiak

Mr. Tretiak has been Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Power Financial and Power Corporation since 2012. He is a director of Power Financial’s subsidiary companies Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life, IGM Financial, IG Wealth Management and Mackenzie.

Mr. Tretiak joined Investors Group in 1988 and was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of IGM Financial until 2012. In this role, he was responsible for all financial functions at IGM Financial and its subsidiaries.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Winnipeg and is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba and a Certified Financial Planner.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tretiak has been an active member in professional industry groups including the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Financial Executives International, the Certified Financial Planners, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has served with national organizations such as the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Economic and Taxation Committee and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Tretiak is actively involved in a number of community-based organizations.

Denis Le Vasseur

Mr. Le Vasseur joined the Power group of companies in 1992 and currently serves as Vice-President and Controller of Power Financial and of Power Corporation.  His responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting, taxation and information technology.

Mr. Le Vasseur began his career in 1982 with Touche Ross, a predecessor firm of Deloitte & Touche, specializing in the audit of large holding companies. He also worked on various consulting assignments in the field of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Le Vasseur earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and an MBA from McGill University, and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1985. He serves on the board of directors of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, an organization that helps teenagers living with cancer regain their self-esteem and sense of pride through wilderness adventure therapy.

Stéphane Lemay

Mr. Lemay has been Vice-President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Power Financial and Power Corporation since 2012. Mr. Lemay joined Power Corporation of Canada as Vice-President, Assistant General Counsel, and Associate Secretary in 2005 and assumed the same position at Power Financial in 2009. He is also responsible for corporate social responsibility initiatives at both companies, in addition to being the media spokesperson.

Mr. Lemay began his career with the law firm Byers Casgrain, now Dentons, where he worked in commercial litigation for five years. He subsequently held the position of Policy Advisor, Economic Development, in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Lemay then returned to the private sector in Montréal, serving in a number of executive positions in legal, regulatory and public affairs with companies within the Telesystem Group. He then joined Gildan Activewear Inc., a leading sportswear manufacturer, where he was Vice-President of Public and Legal Affairs and Secretary until 2005. 

Mr. Lemay is active in a number of not-for-profit organizations and community initiatives. He is a member of the Board and Secretary of the Society for the Celebrations of the 375th Anniversary of Montréal, a member of the Board of the Eulalie-Durocher Foundation and a member of the Board of Dis-moi.

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