There’s a new man at the helm of one of Canada’s leading MGAs. APRIL Canada has appointed Sébastien Gabez as its new chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Nick Kidd.
Gabez, aged 37, started his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Lyon, France, where he worked for five years. He joined APRIL Group in 2009 and was in charge of financial control and risk management of international operations.
In 2013, he joined APRIL Canada in Montreal as chief financial officer before taking over as Quebec vice-president of the APRIL subsidiary in 2017. In his new role as CEO, Gabez has been tasked with accelerating the development of APRIL Canada in the property and liability lines, and coming up with new, innovative services for APRIL’s broker clients and insuring partners.
“Through his expertise, knowledge of the industry and his career within APRIL Canada Inc. since 2013, Sébastien Gabez will strengthen our position in the property and liability lines, building upon Nick Kidd’s accomplishments, and above all, commit APRIL Canada Inc. to strong and sustainable development,” said Marc-André Dupont, CEO of APRIL’s property line.
“APRIL’s ambitions are strong in the Canadian market, as demonstrated by the recent integration of Benecaid within the group which confirms our will to develop our presence.”