Rowan Saunders, Economical insurance (Canada)
president and CEO
Rowan Saunders is the president and CEO of Economical Insurance Company, with a mission to build a foundation for future success and profitability at Economical, fuelled by bold growth strategies and a commitment to innovation. He has nearly three decades of international P&C industry experience under his belt, having held progressive roles in the areas of underwriting, marketing, sales, finance, plus 12 years as CEO. Before joining Economical in 2016, Saunders was president and CEO of RSA Canada, a member of RSA’s global group executive, and an RSA board member. He is a past chairman and current board director of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and a director of the board of Equitable Group. Saunders is also a past member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario's (FSCO) CEO advisory committee, the board of directors of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, and the board of Facility Association. Saunders holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, as well as a Canadian Risk Management designation, and is a fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada.