VICTORIA, B.C. — The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has chosen former Canadian Airlines chief, Kevin Benson, as its new president and chief executive officer.
Benson, who was most recently president with the Pattison Group, will take over the duties on Jan. 1.
"I am delighted that we have been able to recruit one of Canada’s most recognized business executives to lead ICBC at this time," says ICBC’s current chair and acting CEO, Nick Geer. "His business acumen, renowned people skills, and strong financial background will serve the company well and I am very much looking forward to working with him Certainly his experience at Canadian, dealing with critical regulatory, financial and human resource issues, all the while in the public eye, positions him well for success here at ICBC."
Benson, a chartered accountant by trade, is currently living in Calgary and will soon relocate to Vancouver to take over the post.
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