President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Sylvia joined Empire Life as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. He is also Chair of the Board of Directors for Empire Life Investments. Mark has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, many in a leadership role where he has successfully grown companies by focusing on service, simplicity and strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining Empire Life, Mark was President of Clarity Underwriting Managers Inc., an insurance consultancy firm he founded in 2010. From 1999 to 2010, he was CEO of Echelon General Insurance Company, President and CEO of Trent Health Insurance Service Corp. and Canadian Insurance Marketing Inc., all of which were affiliated companies of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. From 1988 until 1999, Mark was President and CEO of Hartford Life Insurance Company of Canada.
Mark is a Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) of the Life Office Management Association Inc., and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Society for Risk Analysis.
Currently, Mark serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.