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April Canada unveils its new CEO, transition plan

June 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

After eight years in Quebec with April Canada, Sebastien Gabez is leaving the Canadian operations to join April in the Caribbean, effective July 1, 2021. After being the managing general agency’s CEO for the past three years, he is handing

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Insurance CEO’s advice on engaging employees amid pandemic

June 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If your employees are working remotely because of the pandemic, pick up the phone and ask those workers what’s keeping them up at night, suggests the new CEO of the Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE). It is important for

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Second CEO in 15 months for SCOR Canada

June 3, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company is getting a new CEO, Olivier Gay (pictured) the Paris-based reinsurance announced Thursday. The move is effective June 11. Gay succeeds Paul Christoff, whose appointment as CEO of SCOR Canada was announced in February 2020. At

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Thompson leaving RSA Canada following Intact acquisition

June 1, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

RSA Canada CEO Martin Thompson is leaving the company, says the insurer’s new owner, Intact Financial Corp. Intact and Danish insurer Tryg A/S announced Tuesday they have completed their acquisition of London-based RSA PLC. As part of the deal, Toronto-based

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Former Aviva Canada leader to head up Allianz Holdings plc

May 26, 2021 by David Gambrill

Allianz Holdings plc has named Colm Holmes, currently CEO of Aviva General Insurance in the United Kingdom, as its new CEO, effective at the end of November 2021. Holmes will be a familiar name to anyone who had dealings with

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Former RSA exec Ince joins major Canadian P&C mutual

May 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

After a 25-year stint at RSA Canada, Donna Ince has joined Economical Insurance as vice president, personal insurance, regional operations. Ince joined Economical Monday, a spokesperson for Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. Ince worked at RSA Canada until

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Change of plans for executive lineup at Heartland following Kings merger

April 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Kings Mutual CEO Cara Cameron is not staying on after the Nova Scotia-based insurer merges with Heartland Farm Mutual Inc. If approved by regulators, the Kings-Heartland deal, initially announced on Jan. 18, will take effect June 30. The merger was

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Former Zurich Canada CEO to head up university reciprocal exchange

April 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Patrick Lundy is about to take the reins of Burlington, Ont.-based Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE). Lundy, CEO of Zurich Canada from 2012-17, will be CEO of CURIE effective Apr. 19, 2021. Until recently, Lundy was senior vice president

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Meet Zurich’s new chief risk officer for Canada

February 25, 2021 by David Gambrill

Sonia Kundi is Zurich North America’s new chief risk officer for Canada. She has joined the Zurich North America group risk management team, effective immediately, and reports to North America Chief Risk Officer Colleen Zitt. In addition to being a

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Accenture appoints lead for advancing cloud technology in Canada

February 5, 2021 by David Gambrill

To help Canadian organizations accelerate their digital transformations and rapidly become ‘cloud-first’ organizations, Accenture has appointed Jennifer Jackson as Cloud First Lead for Canada. “Jennifer plays a vital role as head of our technology practice in Canada,” Jeffrey Russell, president

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Senior Bank of Canada exec joins Intact’s board

February 2, 2021 by David Gambrill

Intact Financial Corporation has appointed a senior executive at the Bank of Canada, Carolyn A. Wilkins, to join the insurer’s board of directors. The appointment comes as all P&C insurance companies in Canada grapple with the economic downturn arising from

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AXA XL brings in new Canadian country manager

December 16, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Renato Rodrigues is AXA XL’s new country manager for Canada, the Paris-based insurer announced Wednesday. Rodrigues (pictured), who previously led AXA XL’s Latin American insurance business, will be moving to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil, once the COVID-19 restrictions enable