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Francis McGuire
Major Drilling Group International Inc.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Aside from his role at Major Drilling, which he held from 2000 to 2016, Mr. McGuire currently serves on the Board of Directors of Major Drilling Group International Inc. as well as on the Board of Directors of Industrial Alliance, Canada’s 4th largest insurance company. Mr. McGuire also served as Chairman of the Board of NB Power from September 2007 to March 2010.

Mr. McGuire has served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development of MITI Information Technology Inc., Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in New Brunswick under Premier Frank McKenna.

In 2008, Atlantic Business magazine named him CEO of the year. In 2012 ,he was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame, and in 2013, he was chosen by Ersnt and Young as Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneur of the year.

Francis holds a Master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC, a Diploma in European Politics from the Institute d’études Politiques, Paris, France and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University. Mr. McGuire also completed the Management Training Course at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Business Administration and the Marketing Management Course at Queen’s University.