Intact Employees at the top of their game

Date May 1, 2019

Two of Intact's Commercial Lines Managers have been recognized by Insurance Business Canada Magazine as 2019 “Young Guns" – a list of the top 35 under 35 insurance professionals taking Canada's insurance industry by storm. While still in the early stages of their careers, Young Guns are quickly making their mark in the insurance industry.

Kamran Afshar and Cody Smith have both demonstrated a commitment to being customer driven and working with brokers to deliver products and solutions that meet customer needs, working collaboratively with colleagues across the business, and giving back in their spare time.

Congratulations Cody and Kamran!

Cody started his insurance career with Intact Insurance seven years ago and has progressed from an underwriting trainee to intermediate and senior underwriting positions. Today, he and his team are responsible for building and maintaining broker relationships. Last year, Cody worked on a cross-functional team to align our national commercial lines wordings and product development.

Cody has also been named Canadian Broker Network’s Underwriter of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and was a finalist for the Insurance Institute of Canada’s 2017 New Track FCIP Award. Outside of the office, Cody serves as an ambassador for the Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto [YIPT] and is involved in organizing participation in events and providing support for YIPT initiatives.

Kamran has more than 11 years of P&C insurance experience spending time at belairdirect in direct distribution and now at Intact Insurance working with brokers. In his current role as a Commercial Lines Manager, heads up the fleet and IRCA teams focused on delivering products and solutions for customers and brokers. He also led the Personal Lines’ training efforts for all Toronto-area brokers.

Committed to giving back, Afshar served as a mentor in the Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto’s mentorship program last year and also co-founded the Mehran Afshar Scholarship at North York General Hospital with his sister-in-law following the passing of his brother in 2016. Annual fundraisers contribute to the endowment for the scholarship, which is awarded every year to a student in need to help with their continuing education.

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