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Geoffrey Molson by Anthony Jenkins (Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail)
Geoffrey Molson by Anthony Jenkins (Anthony Jenkins/The Globe and Mail)

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Geoff Molson: An entrepreneur with an eye for entertainment Add to ...

Married to Kate Finn, an American from Boston he met in an economics class at St. Lawrence University in upper New York State. They have three sons ages 8, 11 and 12; and a six-year-old daughter.

Drives an Audi Q7 because it is big enough to hold four hockey bags.

Education

Bachelor of arts in economics, French and Canadian studies from St. Lawrence University; studied in Rouen, France, as part of his program.

MBA from Babson College in Boston.

Career

Worked in media for Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta and as a consultant for CSC Consulting in New York before joining the family-controlled Molson Brewery in 1999, first in the United States, then in Canada.

He was vice-president marketing for Molson Coors when he left his executive role at the brewery in 2009. He still sits on the brewery’s board.

Hobbies

This defenceman doesn’t have as much time as he once had to play hockey in his Notre-Dame-de-Grâce garage league, but attends almost every game and practice of his three sons.

In his own words

About his Twitter account, where he describes himself as a “fan of the Canadiens and the president of your team,” and which is followed by 57,985 people: “I don’t tweet if I have nothing to say. I find Twitter useful to listen to the fans.”

About what he hopes to accomplish: “I am from the seventh generation [of Molsons] and there is an eighth one, too. I am building a business that hopefully will stay in our family for another generation. And the stronger I make it, the better are the chances.”

On the Nordiques returning to Quebec City, which Mr. Molson supports. “I see way more positive than negative. I don’t put my business hat on. I see an intense hockey rivalry that will generate so much interest that it will offset any potential financial issue.”

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