MPI announces Eric Herbelin as new CEO

Manitoba Public Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Herbelin as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021.

Herbelin brings over 20 years of senior leadership and international management experience in the insurance industry, with particular expertise in strategy, finance, corporate development and risk management. Herbelin has led large customer-centric and digital modernization programs that will serve MPI well through its season of transformation.

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Herbelin to Manitoba, and am confident that his broad insurance-industry experience and strategic and financial management focus will strengthen MPI’s mandate and its leadership team,” said Dr. Michael Sullivan, Board Chair, Manitoba Public Insurance.

Sullivan noted Herbelin’s appointment results from an exhaustive local, national and international search. A native French speaker and originally from Switzerland, Herbelin’s most recent appointment was as the President and CEO of Elips Life Insurance Company, a Swiss Re Group’s subsidiary headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

“Mr. Herbelin’s insurance experience will bring welcome perspectives to the organization and ensure the Crown corporation is delivering industry best-practice solutions within the public insurance context that we are so proud to offer to Manitobans,” said Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton. “I have no doubt the selection of Mr. Herbelin by the corporation’s board of directors will serve to strengthen and secure the long-term sustainability of the public insurance program in Manitoba.”

Herbelin holds an Executive MBA from the International Institute for Management in Switzerland, along with a master’s degree in human systems engineering and an undergraduate degree in business administration and finance from the University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.

“The board of directors is very pleased to welcome Mr. Herbelin as the organization’s new president and CEO,” said Sullivan. “We are confident that he can build on the successes and dedicated leadership of the corporation’s former president and CEO, Benjamin Graham.”

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