Maureen Kempston Darkes

Former President & General Manager-GM Canada at General Motors Company

Maureen Kempston Darkes

Maureen Kempston Darkes

Former President & General Manager-GM Canada at General Motors Company

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General Motors of Canada Co.

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07/31/1948 - Toronto, Canada



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President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Enbridge, Inc.

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs & General Counsel at Mondelez International, Inc.

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Former Director at Brookfield Asset Management PIC Canada LP

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Former Director, Senior Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer at Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Canadian Oil Sands Trust

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Managing Partner at Edper Investments Limited

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Chairman at The Globe & Mail, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at ArcelorMittal Dofasco GP

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Former President & General Manager-GM Canada at General Motors Company
Bachelor of Laws
Class of 1973

Established in 1887, the Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and 15-25 distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world's leading law schools, as well as 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty's rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the Faculty's more than 6,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school. Housed in two beautiful, historic buildings, the Faculty also features modern facilities, including the renowned, high-technology Bora Laskin Law Library. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada's largest city, the law school is near a wide variety of attractions including the Royal Ontario Museum, which is next door.

Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science
Class of 1970

Founded in 1836, Victoria is one of the oldest universities in Canada, and has earned a distinguished reputation for excellence for almost two centuries.

Career History
President-Latin America, Africa & Middle East
1975 - 2009

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

President & General Manager-GM Canada
1975 - 2009

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise and GM Financial. The company sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. General Motors was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

President & General Manager
1975 - 2001

General Motors of Canada Co. manufactures and distributes automobiles and motor vehicle parts. It produces models such as Chevrolet Impala, Buick Allure, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevy Silverad. The company was incorporated in 1918 and is headquartered in Oshawa, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Current

Over the past 60 years, Enbridge has become a leader in the safe and reliable delivery of energy in North America and is proud to be recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. We transport energy, operating the world's longest, most sophisticated crude oil and liquids transportation system. We have a significant and growing presence in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. We generate energy, expanding our interests in renewable and green energy technologies including wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. We distribute energy, owning and operating Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provide distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge manages and has a 72.3 per cent overall interest in Enbridge Income Fund and a 25.5 per cent overall ownership in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Enbridge’s corporate headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta and we employ about 6,900 people in Canada and the United States and are ranked as one of the Top 100 Employers to Work for in Canada, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. Enbridge Inc. common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB.

Independent Director
2008 - Current

Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of assets of its shareholder and clients with a focus on real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. It operates through the following business segments: Asset Management, Real Estate, Renewable Power, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Residential Development, and Corporate Activities. The Asset Management segment includes managing the listed partnerships of the company, private funds and public securities on behalf of its investors and the company. The Real Estate segment is comprised of the ownership, operation and development of core office, core retail, opportunistic and other properties. The Renewable Power segment encompasses the ownership, operation and development of hydroelectric, wind, solar, storage and other power generating facilities. The Infrastructure segment consists of the ownership, operation and development of utilities, transport, energy, communications and sustainable resource assets. The Private Equity segment refers to the broad range of industries, and is mostly focused on construction, other business services, energy, and industrial operations. The Residential Development segment represents homebuilding, condominium development and land development. The Corporate Activities segment handles investment of cash and financial assets, as well as the management of the corporate capitalization of the company, including corporate borrowings and preferred equity.

1995 - Current

Canadian National Railway Co. engages in rail and related transportation business. The firm's services include rail, intermodal, trucking, supply chain services, business development and maps and network. It offers their services in automotive, coal, fertilizer, food and beverages, forest products, dimensional loads, grain, metals and minerals and petroleum and chemicals industries. The company was founded on June 6, 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

2010 - Prior
Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
Council Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

Science, Technology & Innovation Council operates as an independent advisory body mandated by the Government of Canada. It provides advice on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy issues. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

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Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s leading cultural institutions. It was founded by a group of Toronto musicians and Viennese-born conductor Luigi von Kunits. The New Symphony Orchestra, as it was then called, gave its first performance in April 1923 at Massey Hall. The name Toronto Symphony Orchestra was adopted four years later.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #6
Fortune Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
Officer of the Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
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