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Patrick Pichette

Patrick Pichette

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Google Inc.

Patrick Pichette is Google's chief financial officer. He has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the telecommunications sector, including seven years at Bell Canada, which he joined in 2001 as executive vice president of planning and performance management. During his time at Bell Canada, he held various executive positions, including CFO from 2002 until the ...

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Senior Deputy Governor

Bank of Canada

Paul Jenkins was appointed Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in April 2003, for a term of seven years. He is the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer and, along with the Governor, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Jenkins’ duties include acting for the Governor, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating all the Bank’s operations, sharing responsibility for the con...

Patricia L. McCarney

Patricia L. McCarney

Director – Global City Indicators Facility

University of Toronto

Professor Patricia McCarney received her Ph.D. in International Development and Planning from M.I.T. in 1987. Most recently, she served as Associate Vice President, International Research and Development at the University of Toronto. She is currently a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and is Director of the Global Cities Programme at the University’s Munk School ...

Paul Lucas

Paul Lucas

President & CEO

GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

Paul Lucas was appointed to his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) in June 2000 and is responsible for all pharmaceutical operations in Canada.

Premier Eva Aariak

Premier Eva Aariak

Premier

Nunavut

Eva Qamaniq Aariak is part of a generation of Inuit who have lived through an era of tumultuous change that transformed life in the Arctic. Her early years were spent immersed in the natural rhythms of a community and a rich culture sustained by the Arctic environment. As increasing numbers of Inuit families relocated to permanent settlements, Premier Aariak’s family was one of the first ...

Peter Hart

Peter Hart

Chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates

•Widely considered one of America's Leading Political Pollsters •Official Presidential Campaign Pollster for the Wall Street Journal and NBC for 23 years •Named one of the top 150 national leaders who shape federal government policy by the National Journal •Chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates •Visiting professor at Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania and at UC Berkeley...

Patrick K. Horgan

Patrick K. Horgan

Vice President

Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada

Pat Horgan has built a diversified career at IBM holding a wide variety of leadership positions in sales, strategy, development, operations and finance. While starting his career in Canada, Pat has held many Global leadership roles in a variety of functions. In his present role, Pat is the leader of business operations for IBM Canada including CIO, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Procurement, Cor...

Professor Peretz Lavie

Professor Peretz Lavie

President

TECHNION - Israel Institute Technology

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Vice-President and Chief Economist

Export Development Canada

Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international economic analysis and forecasting. Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing economic and political risk analysis, special research and the corporate library. In addition to advising senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences across the c...

Pierre Guimond

Pierre Guimond

President and CEO

Canadian Electricity Association

Pierre Guimond was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in May 2008. As President of CEA, Mr. Guimond acts as spokesperson on issues of national concern to the electric utility industry.

Professor Richard Portes, CBE

Professor Richard Portes, CBE

- President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research - Member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission and the Bellagio Group on the International Econ...

- President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research - Member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission and the Bellagio Group on the International Economy - Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society - Professor of Economics, London Business School; Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at the Haas Business School, University of California...

Paul Levesque

Paul Levesque

President

Pfizer Canada Inc.

Paul Lévesque is President of Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc, the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops and markets innovative medicines for humans and animals, and is one of the leading investors in research and development in Canada across all industries. Mr. Lévesque has worked in the research-based pharmaceutical indu...

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Vice-President Head of International Economics

Scotiabank

Pablo Bréard is a senior officer of Scotiabank. Pablo manages a team of professionals focused on global economics and country intelligence. He provides advice to senior executive management on economic, political and financial risk factors affecting Scotiabank’s global operations. Pablo coordinates the production and distribution of research documents on global economic and foreign exchange mar...

Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Columnist

The National Post

Peter Foster's association with the Financial Post goes back 25 years. He is the author of eight books, and winner of the National Business Book award and numerous magazine awards.

Pierre Beaudoin

Pierre Beaudoin

President & CEO

Bombardier Inc

Pierre Beaudoin is President and CEO of Bombardier Inc., a global company that stands as the largest supplier of rail equipment, systems and services, and the third largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the world. Mr. Beaudoin studied business administration at Brébeuf College in Montréal and industrial relations at McGill University in Montréal before beginning his career as Canadian Cu...

Patricia M. Mohr

Patricia M. Mohr

Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist

Scotiabank, Toronto

Patricia Mohr is Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist at Scotiabank’s Executive Offices in Toronto. Patricia works closely with the Corporate and Investment Banking groups -- including the Mining team -- with International Banking and with Global Risk Management. Scotiabank is the top corporate mining bank in Canada, among the top three in North America including Mexico a...

Pat Foran

Pat Foran

Award Winning Journalist

CTV

Pat Foran is an award-winning journalist who has worked for three different CTV affiliates since 1986. Currently,Foranis the host of a popular feature segment on CTV Toronto called “Consumer Alert”. Foranhas helped consumers recover hundreds of thousands of dollars, exposed scams, warned about unsafe products, and passed on countless money saving tips to the public. Thousands of phone calls,...

Paul Kirkconnell

Paul Kirkconnell

Executive Vice President

BDC Venture Capital

Paul Kirkconnell was appointed Executive Vice President, Venture Capital in 2011. He leads all of BDC’s Venture Capital activities, including direct and indirect venture capital investments in technology-based businesses and strategic initiatives to stimulate Canada’s venture capital environment. BDC has approximately CA $1 billion in current and planned investments. Mr. Kirkconnell has o...

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Vice President, International Research

Scotiabank

Pablo manages a team of research professionals focused on international (non-U.S.) economic, political and capital markets analysis. Pablo is responsible for Latin American sovereign fundamental and technical analysis and travels extensively throughout the Americas to gather information and to liaise with the heads of research in Scotiabank's subsidiaries. He provides strategic investment advic...

Peter Aceto

Peter Aceto

President & CEO

ING DIRECT CANADA

Peter Aceto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ING DIRECT Canada, is a passionate leader and committed savings advocate. His career with ING DIRECT began in Canada more than 16 years ago as a founding member of its senior leadership team. As the senior leader of ING DIRECT Canada, Peter provides his relentless focus on delivering an outstanding customer experience and the cornerstones...

Pierre Cléroux

Pierre Cléroux

Vice President, Research and Chief Economist

Business Development Bank of Canada

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist in 2012. He is responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Senior Management Team, while helping interpret economic trends and their impact on businesses. His responsibilities also include all marketing and industry research activities. Mr. Cléroux has more than 25 years of experience as an econo...

Pierre Bourbonnière

Pierre Bourbonnière

Director Of Marketing

STM (Société de transport de Montréal)

Pierre Bourbonnière was previously in several marketing functions at Air Canada and Aeroplan where he was in charge of premium services such as Concierge, Maple Leaf Lounges, Express check-in kiosks, Aeroplan benefit package, etc. He holds an Double Diploma as Executive MBA from Paris Dauphine and Montreal UQAM.

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Pablo F. G. Bréard

Vice President, International Research

Scotiabank

Pablo manages a team of research professionals focused on international (non-U.S.) economic, political and capital markets analysis. Pablo is responsible for Latin American sovereign fundamental and technical analysis and travels extensively throughout the Americas to gather information and to liaise with the heads of research in Scotiabank's subsidiaries. He provides strategic investment advic...

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A.

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A.

Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division

IBM

Paul C. Zikopoulos, B.A., M.B.A., is the Vice President of Technical Professionals for IBM’s Information Management division and additionally leads the World Wide Competitive Database and Big Data teams. Paul is an award winning writer and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in Information Management and is seen as a global expert in Big Data and Analytic technologies. Independent gro...

Pierre Cléroux

Vice President, Research and Chief Economist

BDC

Pierre Cléroux was appointed Vice President, Research and Chief Economist in 2012. He is responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Senior Management Team, while helping interpret economic trends and their impact on businesses. His responsibilities also include all marketing and industry research activities. Mr. Cléroux has more than 25 years of experience as an economist, ma...

Paul Davidson

Paul Davidson

President

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Paul Davidson has played leadership roles in government, the private sector and the voluntary sector for more than 25 years. He joined AUCC in May 2009 as president and CEO. As president of AUCC, Mr. Davidson is building strong partnerships with business, postsecondary education and community leaders to advance a vision of higher education that promotes opportunity and excellence for Canadi...

Pierre Meulien

Pierre Meulien

President and CEO

Genome Canada

Pierre Meulien was appointed President and CEO of Genome Canada in 2010. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Meulien was Chief Scientific Officer for Genome British Columbia (2007-2010), where he promoted the organization’s ongoing scientific strategy, focusing on the science of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics within the larger realm of biotechnology and life sciences. He was also respons...

Paul Rosen

Paul Rosen

Chief Executive Officer

PharmaCan Capital

Paul Rosen is a founder, President and CEO of PharmaCan Capital. Prior to PharmaCan, Paul founded and served as CEO of SkyPad Inc., a leading global contract furniture manufacturer. Paul currently serves a SkyPad’s Chairman. Before SkyPad, Paul acted as CEO of Rustique, a furniture distribution company. Paul practiced constitutional and criminal law for 6 years. Paul serves on the Advisory B...

Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Chair and CEO

National Energy Board of Canada

Mr. Watson was designated as the Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board of Canada on June 13, 2014. His term is for a period of seven years, on a full-time basis. Biographical Snapshot: • Deputy Minister, Executive Council, Government of Alberta. 2011-2014. • Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy, Government of Alberta. 2008-2011. • President, Clean Air Strategic Alliance, a multi-stakehold...

Paul Godfrey

Paul Godfrey

President and CEO

National Post

Prior to Postmedia Network, Mr. Godfrey served as President and CEO of the National Post, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, and spent 16 years with Sun Media Corporation, eventually taking the role of President and CEO . Mr. Godfrey has a proud record of public service including a record four terms (11 years) as the Chairman of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. H...

Paul Mortimer-Lee

Paul Mortimer-Lee

Chief Economist North America

BNP Paribas

Paul Mortimer-Lee is responsible for the global economic coverage of the bank’s team of market economists in the world’s main financial centres, in addition to overseeing its North American economic research. He is currently based in New York and has worked for BNP Paribas since 1995. In recent years, Paul has mainly focused on the major issues related to the global financial crisis, mon...

Professor Suzanne Fortier

Professor Suzanne Fortier

17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor

McGill University

Professor Suzanne Fortier became the 17th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University in 2013. A respected scholar in the field of crystallography, Prof. Fortier specializes in the development of mathematical and artificial intelligence methodologies for protein structure determination. She earned a BSc and PhD from McGill University and has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific p...

Pierre Gratton

Pierre Gratton

President and CEO

Mining Association of Canada

Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa, MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Prior to his appointment to MAC, Pierre was President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Col...

Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian

Chief Energy Economist & Managing Director

ARC Financial Corporation

Peter Tertzakian is Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director at ARC Financial Corp., Canada’s leading energy focused private equity firm. An accomplished author, Peter's two best-selling books, A Thousand Barrels a Second (McGraw-Hill, NY 2005) and The End of Energy Obesity (John Wiley & Sons, NY 2009) provide insight into the dynamic world of energy transitions through a thoughtful and ...

Padraic Carr  MD, FRCPC, Dip. ABPN, DFAPA, FCPA

Padraic Carr MD, FRCPC, Dip. ABPN, D...

President

Canadian Psychiatric Association

Dr. Padraic Carr is a clinical professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and the Facility Chief for the Department of Psychiatry at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. The main focus of his clinical practice is the care of adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As Facility Chief he is responsible for the delivery of clinical services, strategic and poli...

Pierre Gratton

Pierre Gratton

President and CEO

Mining Association of Canada

Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa, MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication.

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

David Suzuki Foundation

Peter Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the David Suzuki Foundation, a non-profit science and education organization working to address some of Canada’s most pressing environmental challenges. Peter began his career working as a park ranger in wilderness areas throughout British Columbia, where he was decorated for bravery by the Governor General of Canada. After his park career, ...

Professor Monica Gattinger

Professor Monica Gattinger

Director

University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy

Professor Monica Gattinger is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and Chair of the Institute’s Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy. She has written widely on Canadian energy policy and regulation, and the country’s energy relations with the United States. Dr. Gattinger is spearheading Positive Energy, a three year initiative that uses th...

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Leader

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party

Patrick Brown was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on May 9, 2015. He ran on a platform of Party renewal, promising to grow the Party to over 100,000 members from every walk of life and every corner of the province. A bigger Party, firmly rooted in every neighbourhood of every community in Ontario, is key to reconnecting the PC Party with the people of the provi...

Pamela Ritchie

Pamela Ritchie

Anchor

Bloomberg TV Canada

Pamela Ritchie is an experienced financial reporter skilled at hosting fast-paced, live, breaking news programs through the opening and close of trade. Prior to joining Bloomberg TV Canada, Ritchie anchored BNN’s flagship morning show 'The Street'. With access to so many top lawmakers, and with her particular interest in The Middle East and International Affairs, Ritchie brings a unique pers...

Peter Pisters

Peter Pisters

President & CEO

University Health Network

Dr. Peter Pisters is President and CEO of University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Hospitals and Toronto Rehab Institute). Dr. Pisters is an internationally known tenured Professor of Surgery and hospital leader. In his previous role at The University of Texas MD Anderson Center, Dr. Pisters held a number of clinical, administrative and leadership positi...

Patrick Nangle

Patrick Nangle

President and Chief Executive Officer

Purolator Inc.

Perry Eisenschmid, BBA, MBA, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.

Perry Eisenschmid, BBA, MBA, C.Dir., ...

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Perry Eisenschmid was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) in June 2013. Perry has extensive experience in marketing financial services, consumer packaged goods and not-for-profit member services. His broad expertise includes marketing, sales and information technology with specific interest in strategy, branding, product management, web and socia...

Patricia McCarney

Patricia McCarney

President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD), Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto

Before joining the University of Toronto, Professor McCarney received her Ph.D. from M.I.T., and worked as a professional staff member in a number of international agencies, including the World Bank in Washington, and the United Nations – HABITAT in Nairobi. Soon after joining the University of Toronto, she served as Associate Vice President, International Research and Development. Over the...

Paul Ouimet

Paul Ouimet

Managing Director

DestinationNEXT

Paul Ouimet is DMAI’s Managing Director of DestinationNEXT. During the past 18 years, he was one of three founding partners of InterVISTAS Consulting where he played a major role in building it into a multinational company with offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Brazil. Paul has successfully delivered strategic plans and market development strategies for several DMOs, governments, de...

Paul Alofs

Paul Alofs

President & CEO

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Paul Alofs is President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and has helped raise millions for cancer research and clinical care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Paul’s work experience includes General Manager of the 500 North American Disney stores, President of BMG Music Canada, and President of HMV Music Stores Canada. He is also the author of The Globe and Mail bestselling t...

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

President

IESO

Paul Murphy was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electricity System Operator in October 2006. Under Paul, Ontario's IESO is responsible for overseeing the safe and reliable operation of Ontario's bulk electrical system - one of the most diversified, reliable and efficient in the world. The organization also oversees the IESO-administered wholesale electricity m...

Peter Hart

Peter Hart

President

Hart Research

Peter D. Hart is regarded as one of the top analysts of public opinion in the United States. He is a leading shaper of national trends and political messages. He founded Hart Research in 1971, and since 1989 has been the pollster for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal. His political clients have included leaders in the forefront of American politics over the past half century, from Hubert Hu...

Pierre Arcand

Pierre Arcand

Québec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Pierre Arcand began his career in the 1970s. He worked primarily in radio as a journalist, news director, vice president, general manager and co-owner of the station. In the early 2000s, he was appointed president of Corus-Québec, which then owned 14 radio stations throughout Québec. He also served on the boards of directors of Tel-Aide and the Fondation pour enfants diabétiques. He was elec...

Peter Lin

Peter Lin

Director, Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre

Medical Director, LinCorp Medical Inc.

Dr. Lin is the Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Canadian Heart Research Centre. He has been the chairman of the Dementia Congress in the US for the last 4 years. He has also served on the editorial board of Pri-Med, a US company that provides education for physicians. Dr. Lin received a teaching award from the College of Family Physicians in 2011. Dr. Peter Lin began his studies i...

Pamela Fralick

Pamela Fralick

President

Innovative Medicines Canada

Pamela Fralick is an experienced leader who has been fostering positive change in Canada’s health sector for decades. Throughout her career, Ms. Fralick has distinguished herself in a variety of senior roles. A convener and innovator, Ms. Fralick is one of Canada’s leading, compassionate voices in the health sector. As the President of Innovative Medicines Canada, Ms. Fralick leads the industry...

Paul Joliat

Paul Joliat

Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships, Global Marketing

Sun Life Financial

Paul joined Sun Life Financial in 2010 as Director, Sponsorship & Marketing. In 2014, Paul was appointed to his current position as Assistant Vice-President, Philanthropy & Sponsorships. He has 20 years of sponsorship marketing experience and worked in the agency world developing sponsorship, activation and community relations strategies and programs for well-known Canadian companies and numero...

Pierre Gratton

President & CEO

Mining Association of Canada

Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa, MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining, and semi-fabrication. Prior to his appointment to MAC Pierre was President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia...

Paul C. Bourque

Paul C. Bourque

President & CEO

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada

Paul Bourque is president and CEO of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada, a post he has held since July 2016. Immediately prior to joining IFIC, Paul served as the Executive Director of the British Columbia Securities Commission for six years.

Pattie Lovett-Reid

Pattie Lovett-Reid

Chief Financial Commentator

CTV News

As CTV News’ Chief Financial Commentator, Pattie Lovett-Reid coaches viewers on how to save money, stretch their income, and get the biggest bang for their hard-earned bucks. Lovett-Reid currently provides weekday financial updates for regional CTV MORNING LIVE broadcasts across the country, and also joins CP24 weekday mornings for the market opening, followed by CTV News Channel in the early a...

Pat Chaukos

Pat Chaukos

Chief, OSC LaunchPad

Ontario Securities Commission

Pat Chaukos is the Chief of OSC LaunchPad, the Ontario Securities Commission’s new initiative to modernize regulation to support fintech innovation.

Peter Luongo

Peter Luongo

Managing Director

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.

Peter Luongo is the Managing Director of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH). Before joining RBH in December 2016, Mr. Luongo was Vice President, Treasury and Planning for Philip Morris International in Lausanne, where he oversaw the global treasury, strategy and business planning functions for the company.

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