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Former Zurich Canada CEO elected to claims software vendor board


June 22, 2018   by Greg Meckbach


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Robert Landry, a former president and CEO of Zurich Insurance Company’s Canadian branch, was elected Thursday to the board of directors of Symbility Solutions Inc., a claims software maker.

11 Robert Landry, board member, DAS Legal Protection Insurance Canada

Calgary-based Symbility held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday. The vendor’s products include Symbility Property, a claims processing and estimating software product for property and casualty Insurers. The company plans to offer self-service applications allowing claimants to monitor the process of their claims; in addition, a mobile app is on the horizon that would let policyholders submit claims directly to their carriers.

An artificial intelligence strategy is also in the works.

Landry, who is also on Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s board of directors, retired from Zurich at the end of 2007. He was appointed in 2013 to the board of directors of DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Ltd., which is ultimately owned by Munich Re.

Symbility’s chairman and CEO James Swayze was also elected Thursday to the board.

Three executives from CoreLogic Inc., which owns about 28% of Symbility shares, were elected to the board. They are chief financial officer James Balas, executive general counsel Angela Grinstead and treasurer David Hayes.

Other directors are:

  • Richard Hurwitz, CEO of Tungsten Corporation plc
  • Neil McDonnell, former CEO of Vancouver-based Wurldtech, a division of General electric that makes cyber security products for industrial equipment
  • G. Scott Paterson, former CEO of Yorkton Securities
  • Michael Torok, co-founder and managing director of JEC Capital Partners