Humania names new president and CEO

Marc Peliel takes the reins at mutual insurer with 25 years of financial industry experience and international track record

Humania names new president and CEO

The Board of Directors at Humania Assurance has announced Marc Peliel as the company’s new president and CEO. He takes over the role from Stephane Rochon, who officially left the company on May 21.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Stéphane Rochon for his exemplary leadership and to all the members of the management team,” Peliel said. “Together, and thanks to the work of all our teams, we have succeeded in modernizing our company and positioning Humania as an innovative insurer Canada-wide.”

Prior to his appointment, Peliel had been vice president, Finance and Treasurer of Humania since 2016. He was also a member of the boards of the group’s main subsidiaries, and was chair of the Board of Aurrea Signature until IDC Worldsource bought it in 2019.

“I am very proud and happy to become President and CEO of Humania Assurance, a company that I am profoundly fond of,” he said. “Humania is an agile and innovative company that has experienced continuous growth over the past few years.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Peliel is an established leader in the financial services industry whose international track record includes building a solid network of relationships across the financial services industry.

His extensive background and experience encompass roles in strategic planning, managing high-performance teams, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the past few years, he has also had a hand in Humania’s strategic partnerships and projects, including its alliance with insurtech platform Emma, the launch of L2A, and the acquisition of Tour + Med.

Aside from being a CPA and CMA, Peliel is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. He also earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in actuarial science and one in management accounting, from Université du Québec à Montréal.

“Since our founding in 1937, Humania Assurance has always been an innovative, financially solid and successful company thanks to its talented managers,” said Jacques Martineau, chair of Humania’s board of directors. “With Marc's appointment, we can count on a remarkable team that will enable us to continue to develop our mutual, achieve our mission and promote our values.”