Michael D. Penner


Key Areas of Experience:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Governance
  • Human Resources and Executive Compensation
  • Public Policy
  • Retail/consumer

Michael Penner is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electric utility and power generation company and the world’s fourth largest hydropower producer. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peds Legwear prior to selling his company to Gildan Activewear Inc. in August 2016. Mr. Penner has been active in the community, serving last year as Chair of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ annual fundraising activity and in the past as a member of the Board of Directors of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Selwyn House School, Hofstra University School of Law and McGill University Football. Mr. Penner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University in New York.

Scotiabank Board Details:

  • Director since June 26, 2017
  • Member of Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Independent