Paul Desmarais works in the Risk Management Group of Great-West Life. Previously he led projects at Imerys, a French mining company, in corporate strategy, supply chain management, key account management, and production optimization. He worked at Goldman Sachs between 2004 and 2009 in the investment banking, investment management, and fixed income divisions. Mr. Desmarais is the founder and honorary chairman or Young Canadians in Finance, a 500+ member organization dedicated to helping young Canadians achieve greater success in the field of finance through networking and education. Paul Desmarais is a graduate of Harvard College and INSEAD (MBA).