Meet our New President & CEO

Meet our New President & CEO

The Assuris Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Paul Petrelli as the organization’s President & CEO, effective January 4, 2021.

“Mr. Petrelli brings a deep knowledge of the life insurance industry and a strong understanding of the regulatory framework at the Federal and Provincial levels,” said Mr. Dan Thornton, Chair of the Board. “Mr. Petrelli’s unique combination of skills will be a tremendous asset to Assuris as we continue to focus on being prepared and provide better protection for Canadian policyholders in the unlikely event that a member life insurance company fails.”

As President & CEO of Assuris, Mr. Petrelli is a director on Assuris’ Board. He is also President & CEO of CompCorp Life.

Mr. Petrelli has over 20 years of life insurance experience, having held a wide variety of senior leadership roles at Sun Life. Most recently, Mr. Petrelli was responsible for the global M&A, securities, technology and intellectual property legal teams, corporate secretarial and legal operations. His extensive experience also includes being Sun Life’s Global Head of Compliance, CFO of its Canadian business and Head of Investor Relations.

Mr. Petrelli obtained his B.A. (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 1991, his LL.B. from the University of Windsor School of Law in 1995 and was admitted to Law Society of Upper Canada as a member in 1997. He also obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of Toronto School of Law in 2019, specializing in Innovation, Technology and Law.