Mr. Lefebvre is Vice-Chairman, Europe of Power Corporation. He is also a founding partner and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the European firm Sagard Private Equity Europe, part of Power Corporation’s alternatives investment platforms.
He joined Power Corporation in 1992 when he became its representative in Europe, playing a significant role in the financial and industrial transformation of Pargesa, the European investment arm of Power. Over the years, he sat on the boards of directors of group companies such as Imerys, Parfinance, RTL Group, Suez-Tractebel, Kartesia, AFE, Orior Food.
He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the board of Pargesa in Switzerland and he is also a member of the board of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in Belgium.
Mr. Lefebvre has over 40 years of industrial and financial experience with numerous prominent organizations. He began his career in 1980 with Arthur Andersen in Montréal, before moving to Europe in 1982. He joined the Canadian manufacturing group M.I.L. Inc. in 1986, where he held a number of senior executive positions, whilst also assuming until 1991 the Chief Executive Officer role at Vickers Inc., one of the group’s larger operating units.
Mr. Lefebvre graduated from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montréal. He is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants.