Michael D. Penner


Key Areas of Experience:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Governance
  • Human resources and executive compensation
  • Public policy
  • Retail/consumer

Michael Penner is a corporate director and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hydro-Québec. 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, on the Board of ICD Quebec and has served 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 and Conduct Review Committee and Corporate Governance Committee
  • Independent