AXA XL, a leading global insurance and reinsurance company, has announced the appointment of Glen Hopkinson as the new Country Manager for Canada, effective immediately.
Hopkinson, who has demonstrated his capabilities as an interim leader in recent months, will take on the role of managing the company’s domestic insurance operations.
Hopkinson brings to the role a wealth of experience gained from his more than a decade of dedicated service at AXA XL. With a background as a seasoned acquisitions expert, he held several prominent leadership positions during his tenure.
Notably, he previously served as Head of Acquisitions in Canada and also contributed his expertise as Director of Innovation Programs. Most recently, he held the position of Head of Casualty Claims for the Americas, demonstrating his ability to handle multiple responsibilities.
The appointment drew praise from within the company, with Joe Tocco, CEO Americas, expressing his confidence in Hopkinson’s leadership ability.
Tocco highlighted Hopkinson’s extensive insurance knowledge, dedication to superior client service, and his reputation as a thoughtful team leader. These qualities, according to Tocco, position Hopkinson best to drive the execution of AXA XL’s growth strategy in the Canadian market.
Headquartered in Toronto, Hopkinson will provide leadership not only to the local office but also to the firm’s regional branches in Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver.
His responsibilities extended to ensuring strategic alignment and maintaining smooth service delivery for local and multinational clients, working closely with the Executive Leadership team in the Americas.
Commenting on his new role, Hopkinson expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I’m really excited about the opportunity to lead our incredibly skilled team of underwriters and acquisitions experts in effective response to the risk needs of our broker and client community.As I take on this new role, I look forward to working with our brokers and partners to further strengthen our business partnerships across Canada.