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Echelon Financial Holdings Inc (EFH.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Purves

2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Serge Lavoie

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Alvin Sharma

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Michel Trudeau

2013 Chief Actuary

Brian Reeve

2015 Director

Murray Wallace

2015 Director

Peter Crawford

2013 Independent Director

Ani Hotoyan-Joly

2014 Independent Director

Angus Ross

2013 Independent Director

Kathy Shulman

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Purves

Mr. Robert Purves is Independent Chairman of the Board of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. His career includes insurance heritage, focused on property, casualty, management liability and surety lines. He has direct experience in transportation, environmental and waste management industries, as well as non-profit and special marine lines. Mr. Purves has a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a number of insurance diplomas and designations. He has eight years experience in accounting and 31 years in the insurance brokerage business. He is a director and officer of two insurance firms.

Serge Lavoie

Mr. Serge Lavoie is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was Independent Director of Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. He is the Quebec President at GDI Integrated Facility Services since November 2012. His previous extensive insurance experience included Chief Executive Officer and President at JEVCO Insurance Company, an affiliate of Westaim Corp. since March 2010. He serves on the Board of Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA). Mr. Lavoie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Quebec University of Montreal.

Alvin Sharma

Mr. Alvin Sharma is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. Mr. Sharma brings international and Canadian insurance financial experience to the Company through his previous roles at RBC Capital Markets, American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) and Sun Life Financial. He has deep experience in the areas of investor relations, regulatory and rating agency management, capital markets, investments, mergers & acquisitions, capital management and insurance accounting. Mr. Sharma is a Chartered Accountant (UK) and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Warwick and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Michel Trudeau

Brian Reeve

Mr. Brian Reeve is Director of the Company. Mr. Reeve is a partner and chair of the corporate and regulatory insurance group of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. He has extensive experience in the regulation of insurance companies and was previously a member of the legal advisory committee to the Ontario Superintendent of Financial Services and an adviser to the Ontario Ministry of Financial Institutions regarding the redrafting of the Insurance Act. Mr. Reeve is the chief agent in Canada for several foreign insurance companies and holds an MBA in addition to his law degree.

Murray Wallace

Mr. Murray Wallace is Director of the Company. Mr. Wallace is the executive chairman of Financial Horizons Group. He is currently a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Axia NetMedia Corp. He is a former director of Western Surety Ltd., Ontario Hydro, London Insurance Group, Ipsco Inc., Crown Life Insurance Co. and Queen's University School of Business (advisory committee), among others. Mr. Wallace's other qualifications include being a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and previous executive experience with Granite Global Solutions, Avco Financial Services Canada Ltd. and companies in the Trilon Financial Group, including Wellington Insurance, where he was the chief executive officer. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry and both public and private company management.

Peter Crawford

Mr. Peter Crawford is an Independent Director of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. He is a former Chief Financial Officer of The Co-operators Group Limited with over twenty-five years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry. As the CFO and Senior Vice President Finance of The Co-operators Group of companies, he was a director of most of the enterprise's subsidiary companies and chairman of several subsidiary boards. He was a founding director of the Agency for Co-operative Housing, chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Governance Committee. He was for many years a member of the Advisory Council to the Administration of the University of Waterloo. Mr. Crawford was also chairman of a major Capital Study Committee advising the board of the International Co-operative and Mutual Insurance Federation. Mr. Crawford was designated a Certified General Accountant in 1969.

Ani Hotoyan-Joly

Ms. Ani Hotoyan-Joly is Independent Director of EGI Financial Holdings Inc., since May 2014. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant with 29 years of business experience. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from The Institute of Corporate Directors. Currently, Ani is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coventree Inc. Prior to Coventree, Ani has held several senior financial and management roles in the insurance industry. She is a Board member of two non-profit organizations, serving as Chair of the A.R.S. Armenian Private School’s Board of Trustees and National Treasurer of the International Women’s Forum of Canada.

Angus Ross

Mr. Angus Ross is Independent Director of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. He has been a Director of Echelon General Insurance Company since 2000. Mr. Ross is currently an independent consultant on reinsurance and environmental issues. He has over 35 years of insurance experience, including 8 as the CEO of a major French reinsurer’s Canadian operations. He has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Reinsurance Research Council and as a Director of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Kathy Shulman

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