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Frank Swedlove

Mr. Frank Swedlove is the former President & CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). Mr. Swedlove is currently President of Swedlove Consulting Inc., a public policy consulting company.

Mr. Swedlove served as the first Chair of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) from 2012 to 2014. Prior to his involvement in the insurance industry, Mr. Swedlove had a lengthy career in public service.

In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Swedlove was President of the Financial Action Task Force, the international body headquartered in Paris responsible for the fight against global money laundering and terrorist financing.

Mr. Swedlove served as a senior federal official. In his position as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch of the Department of Finance, Mr. Swedlove was the principal advisor to several Ministers of Finance regarding policy development on financial institutions and Canadian financial markets. He played a key role in issues throughout the sector and in international trade in financial services.

In 2001, Mr. Swedlove was responsible for the financial sector review exercise, culminating in the total revamping of financial sector legislation. He was the first Chair of the Committee on Trade in Financial Services of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, the Chair of the Negotiating Group on Financial Services in the Uruguay Round of the WTO, and lead negotiator for Canada in financial services at the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

Mr. Swedlove is a recipient of both the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal for public service and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for service to the insurance industry.

Mr. Swedlove was elected to the Board of Directors of Assuris in 2018.