Guy Saint-Pierre retired as chairman of the board for Royal Bank of
Canada February 27, 2004, a position he held since his appointment on
August 1, 2001.
Mr. Saint-Pierre retired as chairman of the board for the SNC-Lavalin
Group Inc., a position he held between May 1996 and May 2002. From January
1989, Mr. Saint-Pierre was president and chief executive officer of the
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Mr. Saint-Pierre 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 1980.
Guy Saint-Pierre serves on the boards of Alcan Inc. and the Institute
for Research on Public Policy, and is a member of the Advisory boards of
Kenmar-Nihon Global Asset Management and Pioneer.
Mr. Saint-Pierre 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 and Technology.
Mr. Saint-Pierre holds honourary degrees from Concordia University,
Laval University, École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the University
of Montréal, Sherbrooke University, the University of Ottawa 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 a companion 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 National Issues.
Mr. Saint-Pierre and his wife, Francine Garneau, live in Montréal. They
have three children.