Appointed Insurance Bureau of Canada’s President and CEO in 2009, Don has a successful track record of over 30 years in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry.
After joining IBC in 1993 as Vice-President, Atlantic Canada, and subsequently Ontario, Don worked for positive impacts to the insurance and public policy landscapes.
In 2000, Don assumed the role of Vice-President, Strategic Development of Investigative Services, where he supervised work with Customs Canada and other law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of stolen vehicles shipped internationally.
As President and CEO, Don works with governments and key stakeholders across the country to build a strong, stable P&C industry and a stronger and safer Canada. He is a founding member of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA), and was recently elected President of GFIA for a two-year term.
A graduate of Cape Breton University, and a 2013 Cape Breton University Alumni Award recipient, Don has completed management studies at University of Toronto, Harvard and McGill universities. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Program at Rotmans. He served as the 2012-2014 Insurance Division Chair for United Way Toronto and as a member of the Campaign Cabinet. Don was also a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Board of Directors (Ontario Division), 2011-12.
Moderator: Özgür Obalı
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Gökhan Özertan
He is a lecturer, speaker and next generation broadcaster working on technology communication and sustainability communication. He is a graduate of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. With 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry; He has held positions as brand manager, corporate communication manager, marketing manager and marketing sales director.
Having written, taught and delivered speeches at hundreds of events on future trends, new technologies, innovation, sustainability, cyber security, digital transformation practices, digital marketing and digital health, Dr. Sertaç Doğanay taught digital marketing communications as an MBA lecturer at Yeditepe University between 2013-2018. As of 2019 Spring semester, he teaches "Technology Communication" at Kadir Has University. It has the title of being the first course opened in a university with this name and content, both in Turkey and in the world. He teaches the "Future Medicine and New Health Technologies" course at the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, from which he graduated, as of the 2019 Spring semester.
Moderator: Prof. Selim Yazıcı
Moderator: Atilla Benli
1973’de Ankara’da doğdu. 1995’de Ankara Üniversitesi SBF Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümünden mezun oldu. Profesyonel kariyerine İstanbul’da başladı. Finans ve bilişim sektörlerinde operasyonel ve yönetsel görevlerde bulundu. 2005’de Koç Üniversitesinden MBA derecesi aldı. Doğu Avrupa, Körfez, Sahra Altı Afrika ve Türki Cumhuriyetlerde aktif olarak çalıştı. T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Ekonomi İzleme ve Koordinasyon Başkanı olarak atanmasıyla 2015’de kamu sektörüne girdi. 2018’de Ekonomi Politikaları Kurulu Üyesi ve 2019’da da Kamu Gözetimi Kurumu Üst Kurul Üyesi olarak atandı. “Dünyadaki KÖİ Projelerinin Etkileri ve Belirleyicilerinin Analizlerinin Işığında Türk KÖİ Uygulamalarının Değerlendirilmesi ve Geleceği” başlıklı doktora tezini 2018’de Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi'nde savunarak işletme alanında doktor unvanı aldı. Çok iyi derecede İngilizce biliyor ve profesyonel çevirmenlik yaptı. Evli ve 2 çocuk babası.More information about speaker