Alberta Insurance Council appoints new CEO

Amina Deiab brings over 20 years of leadership to enhance regulatory practices

Alberta Insurance Council appoints new CEO

The Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amina Deiab as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 22.

Deiab brings over two decades of experience in both the public and private sectors, including significant roles in economic development, strategy, energy policy, and governance.

Michael Ilnycky, vice-chair of the board of directors for the AIC, expressed, “We are excited to have Amina take the helm and lead the AIC as it continues to fulfill its mission to protect Alberta insurance consumers through the licensing and regulating of insurance agents, brokers, and independent adjusters in the province.”

He highlighted the AIC's transformative phase and Deiab's expected contribution towards making the Council a more effective regulator during a period of growth and opportunity.

The Council also expressed gratitude to Darlene Hyde, the outgoing Interim CEO, for her dedicated service and leadership during the transition period.

In her new role, Deiab will oversee AIC operations and set strategic directions. She was the founder of QED Inc, where she advised boards and executive teams on building effective corporate governance practices.

Deiab also worked as president and CEO of the Safety Codes Council, leading a significant organizational transformation towards a risk and outcomes-based regulatory approach.

Earlier in her career, Deiab worked in business development across Canada and the US, founded companies in the residential construction sector, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute for Corporate Directors.

She earned a master's degree in public policy, specializing in Innovation, Science, and Energy Policy from Carleton University.

Upon accepting her new role, Deiab stated, “I am honoured to step into the role of CEO of the Alberta Insurance Council. The AIC has a long and proud history of protecting Alberta insurance consumers and regulating the industry, and I am proud to build upon that legacy.”

She outlined her goals to enhance stakeholder relationships, increase regulation effectiveness, modernize systems and processes, and implement improvements to adapt to industry changes.

Deiab looks forward to advancing regulatory practices and continuing the evolution of the AIC with the support of the Board, industry councils, AIC staff, and partners.