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Francois Poirier

Francois Poirier

EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, TransCanada

As Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Francois Poirier provides leadership in the development of TransCanada’s long-term strategy, as well as all corporate development activities. He also oversees performance optimization initiatives across the corporation.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Poirier served as President, Energy East Pipeline – a project that will extend approximately 4,600 km
from receipt points in Alberta and Saskatchewan to provide Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and Bakken crude oil access to refineries in Eastern Canada and to export markets.

Before joining TransCanada, Mr. Poirier spent 25 years in investment banking, consulting and as a Corporate Director. Most recently, he was President and Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, for Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Poirier was Group Head, Power and Pipelines Investment Banking, at J.P. Morgan Securities in New York.

Mr. Poirier was also an Independent Director of Capital Power Income LP from 2007 until 2011, and is Past Chair of the North York Harvest Food Bank. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Operations Research from the University of Ottawa.