President and CEO, North America Life and Health
Mary Forrest is President and CEO, North America (Life and Health). She is responsible for Munich Re’s Life and Health reinsurance operations in Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Under her leadership, Munich Re has become the largest mortality risk taker in the Canadian market, and a market leader in the United States. These units are the two largest Life reinsurance business units within the Munich Re Group, with over 500 employees in North America.
Mary joined Munich Re in 1991 and was a member of the executive leadership team for a number of years before assuming her current role. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.
Mary is a passionate member of the insurance community, serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) from 2015 to 2016 as well being a participating member of the Association for many years. She is the past Chairman of the Munich American Reinsurance Company Board and past Director of the Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada, and Temple Insurance Company Boards.