Mr. Lessard was appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines, in September 2011. In this role, he is responsible for developing and delivering Intact Insurance's strategy for commercial lines underwriting, pricing and product development.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lessard served as Executive Vice President, Property/Casualty Insurance at AXA Canada. As such, he oversaw all of AXA’s property and casualty insurance teams and operations in Quebec.
Mr. Lessard began his career in 1982 at La Prévoyance, compagnie d’assurance, which later became Boréal Assurances and was acquired by AXA in 1994. Initially responsible for the home sector and then the automobile sector in the Actuarial Services Department, he was subsequently appointed the department head and, in 1988, Manager, Actuarial Services – Corporate. Between 1991 and 1999, he occupied various roles as a vice president before being appointed Senior Vice President, Actuarial Services and Reinsurance, in 2000. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Lessard was the Chief Risk Officer at AXA France.
Mr. Lessard holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Laval University and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.