Georges is an experienced executive compensation consultant with a wide variety of public and private clients across Canada. Prior to joining Hugessen in 2006, he was an accomplished professional in the financial services sector including in private equity and investment banking.
He has extensive experience as a board member, including as a member and/or chairman of Compensation and Audit Committees. He is well versed in corporate strategy, governance, valuation, business performance measurement, and executive compensation.
Georges joined Hugessen Consulting in 2006 as a founding partner. His practice today includes a wide range of clients across Canada: TSX60 enterprises, mid and small cap companies, small and large private companies, as well as commercial crown corporations. He is a faculty member in the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Directors Education Program.
Georges was previously a Managing Director with BMO Capital Markets’ Merchant Banking Group (part of Bank of Montreal), based in Toronto. He was involved with all aspects of the group’s diversified private equity investments for over 10 years, which included close involvement with portfolio company leadership teams and Boards/Committees. Georges’ prior corporate experience includes Vice-President, Corporate Development for Cott Corporation (1994-1995), and as an investment banker specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions for Burns Fry Limited, a predecessor firm to BMO Capital Markets (1988-1993). Georges is a lawyer by training and articled at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg.
Georges holds a BA from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Schulich School of Business and a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.