Over his career, Paul G. Smith has held the positions of CFO, CEO, Director and Chairman.
Mr. Smith was Chair of VIA Rail Canada's Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014 after having joined the board in September 2006 and was President & CEO of Equity Financial Holdings Inc. (TSX: EQI), a Canadian financial services firm he co-founded whose principal subsidiary is an OSFI-regulated deposit-taking institution. Mr. Smith is a director of several companies and, before joining the private sector, served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of Canada. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France), a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University, and undergraduate degrees (Accounting, Political Science) from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Smith completed the Directors’ Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and holds the ICD.D designation.