March 28, 2018

SSQ Insurance brings Geneviève Fortier on board to support pan-Canadian growth

Chief Executive Officer of SSQ Insurance, Jean-François Chalifoux, is pleased to announce the appointment of Geneviève Fortier as Senior Vice-President of Distribution effective April 19, 2018.

“Geneviève will occupy a prominent role at SSQ Insurance, in charge of sales and distribution of our insurance and investment solutions. Her extensive experience and her well-known leadership will undeniably serve as assets in the pursuit of our business growth across the country. Her clear vision of the challenges, results-oriented approach and management skill set will provide a springboard for our strategic ambitions. Above all, integrity and solidarity with the community are values we share and key factors in our choice," said Chalifoux.

A seasoned leader, Fortier most recently held the position of Senior Vice-President at McKesson Canada, where she successfully managed several portfolios. She has also held senior management positions at Reitmans Canada, Merck Frosst Canada and Biochem Pharma. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Université Laval. Geneviève Fortier, CHRP, is a Fellow of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés. Actively involved in her community, she chairs the board of directors of the CHUM and CHU Ste-Justine, and sits on the boards of directors of Sanimax and Fillactive.

“I’m very proud to be joining SSQ Insurance and contributing directly to its growth across Canada. I am joining a talented team, and together we will work to become the preferred insurance destination for our members and customers. To do this, we will be working with all of our partners in order to offer innovative and quality insurance and investment solutions as well as a distinctive customer experience,” said Fortier.

About SSQ Insurance

Founded in 1944, SSQ Insurance is a mutualist company that puts community at the heart of insurance. With assets under management of $11 billion, SSQ Insurance is one of the largest companies in the industry. Working for a community of over three million customers, SSQ Insurance employs 2,000 people. Leader in group insurance, the company also sets itself apart through its expertise in individual life and health insurance, general insurance and the investment sector.