Michael D. Penner



Michael Penner is a corporate director and an Advisory Partner of Partners Group AG, a Swiss-based global private equity firm. In this capacity, he serves as the Chairman of Partners Group Canada, as well as Chair of several Partners Group portfolio companies, including United States Infrastructure Corporation, and Enfragen Renewable Energy. Mr. Penner was Chair of the Board of Directors of Hydro-Quebec from 2014 to 2018. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peds Legwear Inc. prior to its acquisition by Gildan Activewear Inc. in August 2016. Mr. Penner was instrumental in establishing the “Michael D. Penner Institute on ESG”, a multidisciplinary program supporting in-depth research into environmental, social, and governance issues at L’Université de Montréal. He has also served on the Board of Directors of ICD Quebec, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and Selwyn House School. Mr. Penner holds a B.A. from McGill University and a J.D. from Hofstra University in New York.

Key Areas of Experience

  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters
  • Human capital management and executive compensation
  • Public policy
  • Retail/consumer
  • Risk management

Scotiabank Board Details

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