The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is appointing Jean-François Chalifoux, chief executive officer of SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc., as the new chair of its board of directors.

Chalifoux took on the top job at SSQ in 2015. Previously, he held several executive roles at Canadian insurance companies, including most recently at Desjardins Insurance, where he first headed up the group insurance department and then moved on to manage individual insurance.

Chalifoux is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society.

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