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Barbara Haynes to retire as President and CEO of DAS Canada

March 28, 2018   by DAS Canada

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TORONTO, March 29, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Barbara Haynes, founding CEO of DAS Canada, will be retiring from DAS at the end of August this year.

‘I’ve met some wonderful people throughout my career in Canada and the industry has been very good to me. I’m especially honoured to have had the opportunity to do something not many people get to do – start a new insurance company, an exciting and rewarding experience. The DAS Canada team has done a fantastic job in creating awareness and building the legal expense market, and I wish them all the very best as they continue to build on the early success of the company.’

Lars von Lackum, Chair of DAS Canada and Global Head of ERGO’s Legal Protection business, said ‘Barbara’s drive and passion for the business, and ability to build an engaging culture have resulted in DAS having a strong brand and market leader position for legal expense insurance in Canada. We would like to thank her, and wish her and her family all the very best in this next phase of her life.’

About ERGO
ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. Within the group, three entities manage domestic and international business, as well as digital and direct business (ERGO Deutschland, ERGO International and ERGO Digital Ventures). About 44,000 people work for the Group, either as salaried employees or as full-time self-employed sales representatives. In 2016, ERGO recorded a premium income of 17 billion euros and rendered benefits to customers of 16 billion euros. ERGO is part of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers and risk carriers. More at

About DAS Canada
DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and insurer partners across the nation, we empower group and association members, individuals, and business owners when they face unexpected legal issues. A DAS policy offers customers financial protection against costly legal expenses, allows them to defend and pursue their legal rights, and gives them unlimited access to general legal advice at any time. We lead the Legal Expense Insurance market in Canada and are committed to creating access to justice for Canadians. DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, the global market leader in Legal Expense Insurance and a subsidiary of ERGO – the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group. Legal Expense Insurance is underwritten by DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited. To learn more, please visit

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