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2021 Telfer Alumni Awards - Trudeau Medal Award - Louis Gagnon, MBA ‘97

Louis Gagnon has been with Intact Financial Corporation, the largest provider of Property & Casualty Insurance in Canada, since January 2007. Louis has served in many key executive roles beginning with Senior Vice President, Quebec, and including President, Intact Insurance; President and Chief Operating Officer; President, Service & Distribution; and, President, Canadian Operations. In June 2021, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Canada. In his current role, Louis is responsible for all Canadian-based business entities and operations including Intact Insurance, belairdirect, BrokerLink and Johnson Insurance.

Prior to joining Intact, he headed a successful Insurance Brokerage with offices in Quebec and Ontario and was very active in provincial and national brokers associations. Louis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, member of the Telfer School of Management Dean’s Strategic Leadership Cabinet, member of the “Comité Consultatif International du recteur de l’Université de Montréal” and member of the Board of Directors of the CD Howe Institute. He has been an active board member and volunteer of many charitable organizations and has been involved with United Way for over 30 years.

The Trudeau Medal is the highest honor given by the Telfer School of Management to its graduates. Established in 1989, it was named for Roland Trudeau, former director of the Commerce department at uOttawa. This medal recognizes leadership, initiative, and contributions to the business world, the community, and the school.

Congratulations to all 2021 Telfer Awards Winners!