Francis J. St.Hilaire, B.Sc, JD, MBA, ICD.D
Francis brings more than 20 years of experience to the FWS Group, having served in progressively senior leadership positions throughout his career. In his capacity as General Counsel, Francis is responsible for the oversight of all legal affairs of the FWS Group of Companies.
Most recently, Francis served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of a major Canadian biopharmaceutical company, and previously was Assistant Vice-President and Senior Counsel for one of Canada’s largest life insurance companies. He started his career with a preeminent Winnipeg law firm, before making the transition to the corporate world.
Mr. St.Hilaire holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba, and a JD and an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He has completed executive development programs including at Harvard Business School. He is a certified director by the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba.