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27 November 2014

Mary Forrest, President and CEO of Munich Re, North America (Life) named a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

TORONTO, November 27, 2014 – Munich Re Canada (Life) is pleased to announce that Mary Forrest, President and CEO of Munich Re, North America (Life), has been named a Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

Mary Forrest joins an elite group of Top 100 Award Winners that includes some of Canada’s most iconic women trailblazers, such as Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut, Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications, Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada and Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada.

Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Under Ms. Forrest’s leadership, the Munich Re Canada Life reinsurance business has evolved into a highly regarded and financially strong organization, as well as a true business partners to its clients. In addition to leading the Canadian and US Life reinsurance businesses, Ms. Forrest is also the Chairman of the
Atlanta-based Munich American Reassurance Company board, and the Chair Elect of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA).

About Munich Re Canada
Munich Re Canada Branch (Life) is the market leader in Life and Health reinsurance for Individual and Group business lines serving Canada and the Caribbean for over 50 years. For more information about the organization, visit

About the Women's Executive Network (WXN)
The Women’s Executive Network inspires smart women to lead. WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to inform, inspire, connect and recognize its community of 19,000 smart women and their organizations in the pursuit of excellence. WXN enables its partners and corporate members to become and to be recognized as employers of choice and leaders in the advancement of women.

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. WXN is a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, dedicated to increasing the diversity of Canada's corporate boards. In the fall of 2008, WXN launched in Ireland, a first step in creating an international community of female leaders.

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