Chief Actuary Biography

Jean-Claude Ménard

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Jean-Claude Ménard joined the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions as Chief Actuary of Canada in August 1999.

The Chief Actuary prepares actuarial reports on the Canada Pension Plan, the Old Age Security program, the Canada Student Loans Program, and pension and benefits plans for federal public servants, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federally appointed judges and Members of Parliament.

Between 1980 and 1999, Mr. Ménard held progressively more senior roles with the Quebec Pension Board, culminating in his appointment as Chief Actuary and Director of Valuation in 1995.

From 1987 to 1994, he served on an Examination Committee of the Society of Actuaries, the last three years as Vice-Chairman.

From 2002 to 2007, he was Vice-Chairman of the Technical Commission of Statistical, Actuarial and Financial Studies of the International Social Security Association (ISSA). In 2008, he became Chairman of that Commission. In this capacity, he is the official representative of the ISSA on the Social Security Committee of the International Actuarial Association.

In February 2008, he was appointed member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit organization made up of the leading experts on social insurance.

Mr. Ménard has been a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries since 1985, and is a member of the Quebec Actuarial Club. He earned a B.S. in Actuarial Sciences from Université Laval in Québec City.