Montreal-based Power Corp. of Canada says Andre Desmarais has resumed his full executive duties at the company.

Desmarais, deputy chairman, president and co-chief executive of Power Corp. and Power Financial Corp., had taken a temporary medical leave from his day-to-day activities at the conglomerate in April last year.

Power Corp. says Desmarais continued to be involved in major issues affecting the company last year and resumed his full duties on Jan. 3.

Power Corp. is a diversified international management and holding company with interests in companies in the financial services, renewable energy, communications and other business sectors in North America, Europe and Asia.