Stéphane Massie Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vézina

December 9, 2019Montreal, Canada

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MONTREAL, CANADA - Stéphane Massie has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Vézina, a Marsh & McLennan Agency company, as of January 1st, 2020.

With nearly 30 years of collaboration at Vézina, Mr. Massie, recognized for his leadership and deep knowledge of the industry as well as his experience as a high-level manager, is the perfect fit for this position. He will oversee all of the firm's growth initiatives and also be responsible for promoting Vézina within the industry and helping to attract new talent.

In order to support its expansion and consolidate its leading position in property and casualty insurance and group insurance, Vézina is pleased to report the following appointments:

Mr. Pierre Vézina will be Chairman of the Board of Vézina. His role will be to support the management team in the strategic orientation of Vézina and continue to provide services to clients while maintaining privileged relationships with business partners.

Mr. Mathieu Gagnon will succeed Mr. Massie as Executive Vice President of Sales. Mr. Gagnon will be responsible for establishing growth strategies and future needs in business development. He will ensure that all of Vézina’s local and international resources are put forth to meet clients’ specific needs.

Ms. Frédérique Chan Kane is appointed Executive Vice President of Special Risks and Claims Services. In addition to her current role, Ms. Chan Kane’s role and responsibilities are broadened to include managing strategic clients and the Claims Department by working with the team presently in place.

Ms. Michèle Desormeaux is promoted to Vice President of Damage Insurance. In view of her familiarity with the company's teams and activities combined with her expertise in the insurance field, Michèle will continue to oversee Vézina's day-to-day operations ensuring the best service for clients.

Mr. Patrice Vézina’s mandate will be to lead the important transition of his responsibilities to the management team considering he will focus on personal projects as of December 31st, 2020. He has shared his passion while being faithful to the values that have cemented Vézina’s foundations.

Founded in 1978, Vézina, a Marsh & McLennan Agency company, is one of Canada’s most experienced, innovative and best performing insurance brokerage firms specializing in commercial, industrial, institutional and group life insurance.