SCOR unveils leadership changes for Canada office

New CEO and CUO announced

SCOR unveils leadership changes for Canada office


By Kenneth Araullo

SCOR has announced new leadership appointments, with Jeffrey Walpole (pictured above, left) succeeding Olivier Gay (pictured above, right) as chief executive officer and chief underwriting officer of SCOR Canada.

Walpole will report to Nicolas Berg, SCOR's head of P&C North America, and oversee all aspects of the Canadian operations to ensure client service.

Gay, meanwhile, has been appointed head of reporting for SCOR.

Walpole's career includes roles as vice president at SCOR since August 2021, assistant vice president at TransRe, vice president at Guy Carpenter, and assistant manager at Aon Benfield. He has also served as an associate investment advisor at ScotiaMcLeod.

Walpole holds a Fellow, Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University.

Gay's tenure at SCOR spans 14 years, with roles including Americas Region interim CFO and head of reporting (Group). He previously served as president & CEO and chief underwriting officer at SCOR Canada, deputy CFO Asia Pacific, and head of financial analysis and capital management.

Gay has also held positions at EY and served as a board member for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, the Reinsurance Research Council, and Global Ag Risk Solutions. He holds degrees from Audencia and Cardiff University.

“Following the accomplishments and tremendous work that Olivier achieved as CEO of SCOR Canada over the last four years, this appointment further demonstrates SCOR’s commitment to the Canadian Insurance market. I am confident that under Jeffrey’s leadership, SCOR will have continued success as an important player in Canada,” Berg said.

In other recent appointment news, SCOR has announced the appointment of Olga Chestiperova as senior underwriter in the Alternative Solutions Reinsurance team, with her role effective June 5.

“Very happy to announce that Olga Chestiperova has joined SCOR’s Alternative Solutions Reinsurance’s team as senior underwriter in our Paris office on June 5th. Focusing on structured reinsurance business, Olga will further strengthen our team - which has been growing over the last few months and is now complete with the arrival of Olga,” SCOR head of Alternative Solutions Reinsurance Fanny Rosset said.

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