Charles Brindamour is CEO of Intact Financial Corporation (formerly ING Canada’s property & casualty insurance arm). Under his leadership, in 2009 Intact was successfully re-branded and became an independent, widely held, publicly traded Canadian company. Two years later he engineered the strategic acquisition of AXA Canada.
Charles began his career with Intact in 1992 as an actuary holding a number of management positions of increasing responsibility in St-Hyacinthe and Toronto. Over the years, he also served in varied management and executive roles in Europe with ING Group, Intact’s former parent company. Upon his return to Canada in 1999, he led the company’s acquisition, strategic planning and capital management functions. Two years later he became Senior Vice President of Personal Lines and, in 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice President, responsible for underwriting, claims, planning, corporate development and investor relations. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his promotion to President and CEO in January 2008.
A graduate in Actuarial Sciences from Laval University, Charles is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He is a board member of Intact Financial Corporation, the C.D. Howe Institute, Chair of the Board of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Climate Change Adaptation Project, a University of Waterloo initiative. Charles is a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the CHU Sainte-Justine and a past member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto (having chaired several of their insurance industry campaigns).