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Sharon Ludlow


Sharon Ludlow has more than 25 years of experience in both the life & health and property & casualty re-insurance industries. During the course of her career, Ms. Ludlow served as President & CEO of the Canadian operations of Swiss Re and as President of Aviva Insurance Company of Canada. 

Ms. Ludlow also advised OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans, on its global investment strategy in the insurance sector.  During her tenure in the life insurance industry, Sharon played a key role in the demutualization and IPO of Canada Life Financial (now owned by Great West Life).  In addition, Ms. Ludlow, along with her co-founders, launched Kanetix, Canada’s first online insurance marketplace.  

Ms. Ludlow served the insurance industry as a director on the boards of Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Life & Health Association, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and as Chair of the board of the Reinsurance Research Council.  

Ms. Ludlow currently serves on the boards of Green Shield Canada and EIS Group. Ms. Ludlow joined the Lombard International Board of Directors in January 2019 and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. 

Ms. Ludlow is a Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA Canada) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. She is also a graduate of the Corporate Directors program at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).