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CEO Seminar: Charles Brindamour

A special meeting with Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer - Intact Financial Corporation

Monday 26 Sep 2022
From 5PM To 6PM



Mr. Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation, shared his experience during a 5 to 7 meeting in hybrid format with researchers and business people.

His presentation focused on « The major issues of our society: How we must respond! ».





Invitation-only event

Charles Brindamour

Charles Brindamour is the Chief Executive Officer of Intact Financial Corporation (Intact). Intact is Canada's largest provider of property and casualty insurance products, a global leader in specialty insurance and, along with RSA, a leader in the UK and Ireland. He began his career with Intact in 1992 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Canada and abroad with Intact and its former affiliates, including Senior Vice President of Personal Lines, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brindamour was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Under Mr. Brindamour's leadership, the company became an independent, widely held Canadian company in 2009 and two years later purchased AXA Canada, which at the time was the largest acquisition ever made in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry. In 2017, Mr. Brindamour further strengthened the company's presence in the United States, which acquired OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. In 2021, Mr. Brindamour completed the acquisition of RSA Insurance PLC, Intact's largest acquisition to date, increasing premiums from $12 billion to $20 billion. Mr. Brindamour is an actuarial graduate of Laval University and a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society. In May 2019, he received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal. He serves on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation, the Geneva Association, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and the Canadian Business Council.

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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016, has been leading the Baromètre CIRANO project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues since 2011, is responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holding a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École normale supérieure de Cachan, her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

She participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the "Monitoring and Surveys" function at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Louise Roy

A corporate director and international consultant, Louise Roy is currently Chair of the Board and a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO.

Louise Roy has held́ senior management positions in the urban transportation, air transportation and communications industries. She waś CEO of the Société de transport de Montréal (1985-1992), Executive Vice President for the Americas of Air France at its Paris headquarters (1994-1997), CEO of Telemedia Communications Inc. (1997-2000) and Executive Vice President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) (2000-2003).

Since September 2003, Ms. Roy has been a Visiting Fellow at CIRANO and, since 2012, she has chaired the Board of Directors of this Center for Applied Research in Public Policy. She was Chancellor and Chair of the Board of the University of Montreal from 2008 to 2018 and was named Chancellor Emeritus.

During her career, she has also served as a director of Power Financial Corporation and Intact Financial Corporation, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Montreal International, Provigo Inc, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Videotron Ltd. and Domtar Corporation. She has chaired the Board of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, a cultural granting organization. Ms. Roy is currently a director of the Opéra de Montréal, the Montreal International Music Competition Foundation (MIMC) and the Montreal Airport.

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