Guy Saint-Pierre was appointed chairman of the board of the
Royal Bank of Canada on August 1, 2001.
retired as chairman of the board for the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. on May
10, 2002, a position he had held since his appointment in May 1996.
From January 1989, Mr. Saint-Pierre was president and chief executive
officer of the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
began his career as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
at Camp Gagetown, New Brunswick, in 1959. From 1964 to 1966 he was
Registrar of the Corporation of Engineers of Québec, then
vice-president of Acres Québec until 1970. He was elected to the Québec
National Assembly in April 1970. He served for two years as Minister of
Education and from 1972 to 1976 as Minister of Industry and Commerce.
In 1977, Mr. Saint-Pierre joined John Labatt Ltd. as assistant to the
president. The next year he was appointed president and general manager
of Ogilvie Mills Ltd. Becoming president and chief executive officer in
also serves on the boards of a number of other companies, among them
Alcan Aluminium Limited, BCE Inc., Bell Canada and General Motors of
graduated from Laval University with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in
1957. An Athlone Scholar, he obtained an M.Sc. from the University of
London in 1959 and holds a D.I.C. from the Imperial College of Science
holds honourary degrees from Concordia University, Laval University,
École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the University of Montréal,
Sherbrooke University and le Collège militaire Royal de Saint-Jean. He
has been awarded the Sir John Kennedy Medal from the Engineering
Institute of Canada and Gold Medal from the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr.
Saint-Pierre is past chairman of the Canadian Manufacturers'
Association, the Conference Board of Canada and The Business Council on
and his wife, Francine Garneau, live in Montréal. They have three
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