Mr. Gignac spent 17 years at Export Development Canada (EDC) in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Risk Officer as well as Interim Chief Executive Officer. EDC, a Crown corporation, is Canada’s export credit agency, providing financing and insurance solutions to help Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. Before joining EDC, Mr. Gignac worked in several senior positions at Metropolitan Life, one of the world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, lastly as Vice-President and Actuary, responsible for the Actuarial/Financial Management Department, the Life and Financial Services Product Development Units, and the Customer Service / Administration Department. Throughout his career, Mr. Gignac has developed broad experience and expertise in International Business, General Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Development, Finance and Human Resources. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries as well as the Society of Actuaries, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program.