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The new breed of leader

July 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

A new breed of vulnerable and humble leader – someone who recognizes the importance of personal growth in helping the company to expand the business – is bucking the traditional stereotype of the uber-confident, omniscient CEO who comes to the

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Former privacy commissioner offers tip on reporting data breaches

February 15, 2018 by David Gambrill

CEOs, not chief information officers (CIOs), should be making the call on whether to report a data breach when a company falls victim to a targeted cyberattack, a former privacy commissioner told a cyber loss management seminar organized by Crawford

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Industry faces ‘very long list of emerging risks’ including pandemic: RIMS Canada CEO Panel

September 27, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Terrorism and nuclear incidents are among the top risks keeping insurers awake at night, and the industry could do a better job of categorizing risk, chief executive officers of insurance providers suggested Wednesday to risk managers in Toronto. “Climate change

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79% of U.S. insurance CEOs confident of growth prospects, 82% looking to disrupt: KPMG study

September 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The majority of insurance company CEOs in the United States – 79% – are confident about the growth prospects of their organizations over the next three years as they are looking to innovate processes and implement new technologies in response

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Marsh & McLennan Companies appoints John Doyle CEO of Marsh

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) has announced the appointment of John Doyle as chief executive officer of Marsh, effective immediately. Doyle will report to MMC president and CEO Dan Glaser and continue to serve on

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James Kent appointed to lead Willis Re as John Cavanagh announces retirement

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced that James Kent will succeed John Cavanagh as he steps down from his position as global CEO. Cavanagh will retire from WTW

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Global business leaders cite regulatory risks, disruptive influences and cyber risks as key challenges

June 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada and around the world are being increasingly impacted by risk, with nearly three quarters (72%) of business leaders polled in a recent survey “citing that they believe we are living in a riskier world,” said a new

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Global uptick in CEOs forced out of office for ethical lapses, Canada among lowest incidence of dismissals: Strategy&

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An analysis of CEO successions at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies over the past 10 years shows a marked increase in forced turnovers for ethical lapses, although Canada is among the countries with the lowest incidence of such dismissals.

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Former RSA Canada exec appointed CEO Canada, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

April 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Adrian Hall, former chief customer officer for RSA Insurance in Canada, takes the helm of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Canada May 1. He will be “responsible for managing the company’s strategy, development and performance,” Swiss Re Corporate Solutions said

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Dave Schioler, CEO of Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba, to step down in April 2018

April 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) announced on Thursday that CEO Dave Schioler will be stepping down effective April 11, 2018. Noting that he still has much to do at IBAM during what will now be a transition year,

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CEOs “particularly” anxious about data breaches: PwC survey

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly one in four chief executive officers surveyed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers “strongly agree” that how their firms manage people’s data will “differentiate” their companies. “CEOs are particularly anxious that breaches in data security and ethics, and IT outages and disruptions could

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Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario announces Colin Simpson as new CEO

July 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has announced the appointment of Colin Simpson as CEO, effective Wednesday. IBAO president Doug Heaman made the announcement on behalf of the association’s executive committee and recruitment committee. Simpson brings more than 15