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Olivier Desmarais

Businessman & Philanthropist

Olivier Desmarais is the driving force behind Power Sustainable, a sustainability-focused alternative asset manager. He has been Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation since 2017, he chairs the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), and he serves as a Director of Canada Life, IG Wealth Management, Mackenzie Investments, and Lumenpulse.

Olivier is actively engaged in the community as a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from McGill University, and has been a Québec Bar member since 2009.