QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - iA Financial Group is proud to announce the appointment of Yvon Charest, President and CEO, as an Officer to the Order of Canada. Mr. Charest was invested into the Order by His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada in a ceremony at Rideau Hall on August 25.
A press release issued by the Governor General highlighted that Industrial Alliance's remarkable growth under the leadership of Yvon Charest has made a significant contribution to the country's economy. A seasoned philanthropist, Mr. Charest is actively involved with charitable organizations and encourages the business community to do likewise.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
About iA Financial Group
Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. It is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the country. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.
SOURCE Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
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