The Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) announced May 30 that Denis Ricard, president and CEO of iA Financial Group, is taking the top spot as chair of the association following his election in May.

Beginning his career at iA in 1985, Ricard took on roles with increasing amounts of responsibility, becoming president and CEO in 2018. A fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Ricard’s resume also includes serving as iA’s chief actuary, senior and executive vice president, and chief operating officer.


The view from iA Group’s executive office 

Ricard is replacing outgoing chair of the board, Bernard Lord, CEO of Medavie.