Jean-François Blais, President, Intact Insurance Company

Mr. Blais was named President of Intact Insurance in September 2011 after leading all aspects of AXA’s operations in Canada for seven years as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Mr. Blais has been in the insurance business for more than 20 years. He began his career in 1988 as an Actuary with AXA Canada. In 1996, he was appointed Vice President, Underwriting and Personal Lines and, in 2000 Executive Vice President of AXA Assurances in Quebec. In 2004 he became President and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Canada and was also named to the company’s Board of Directors. He held these positions until his appointment as President of Intact Insurance. Mr. Blais also sat on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada from 2004 to 2011.

A graduate of Université Laval in Actuarial Science, Mr. Blais is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.