Pierre Genest sits on the boards of directors of Professionals’ Financial, Professionals’ Financial – Mutual Funds and Professionals’ Financial – Private Management.
From 2006 to 2017, Mr. Genest was Chairman of the Board of SSQ Financial Group, an organization he joined in 1986 as founding President and Chief Operating Officer of SSQ General Insurance Company. In 1991, he became President and CEO of SSQ Financial Group, before leaving the company in 2002 to serve as President and CEO of Fonds de solidarité FTQ. He also worked at Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company and Optimum International Group.
At different times in his career, Mr. Genest chaired the boards of Université Laval and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. He also served as a director of the Fonds d’établissement des médecins spécialistes du Québec, Société minière Polycor, the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Québec métropolitain and various foundations and organizations.
Holder of a degree in Actuarial Science from Université Laval, Mr. Genest is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and the American Society of Actuaries. Committed to his profession, he chaired the CIA eligibility committee and served as director of the Actuarial Science Chair at Université Laval.