GUELPH, ON, Dec. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Co-operators today announced the appointment of Emmie Fukuchi as its new executive vice-president and chief digital and marketing officer, effective January 14, 2019.
"Emmie will play a key leadership role with The Co-operators as we embark on our next four-year corporate strategy," says Rob Wesseling, president and CEO. "In addition to overseeing The Co-operators brand, she will lead the continuing development of our digital capabilities to ensure clients are free to choose how, when and where they do business with us. Emmie's strategic mindset and proven leadership experience in digital, client experience and marketing make her ideally suited for this position. I'm pleased to welcome her to The Co-operators senior management team."
Fukuchi joins the organization from Great-West Lifeco, where she was senior vice-president of customer experience and marketing for its three life insurance brands. Prior to this, Fukuchi was vice-president of marketing innovation, digital and product development for LoyaltyOne (operator of the AIR MILES® program).
"I'm excited to be joining The Co-operators," says Fukuchi. "There is a significant opportunity to empower clients and partners to engage with the organization in ways that best suit their own lives and needs. I value The Co-operators strong commitment to their clients and community, and look forward to contributing to that vision."
Fukuchi completed the Ivey Executive Leadership Program at the University of Western Ontario, and has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. A strong believer in enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, Fukuchi has volunteered with both Special Olympics and OPTIONS Mississauga for more than 20 years. She is also an avid supporter of women's leadership initiatives, serving as a professional mentor, speaker and workshop leader.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $42.5 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies, it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit www.cooperators.ca
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