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Global Chief Legal, Compliance and Membership Officer

René Zanin

René oversees legal, compliance, special investigations, and consumer complaint services enterprise-wide including, all aspects of insurance law, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate commercial and employment law. René also oversees all Corporate Secretarial accountabilities connected with Foresters Board of Directors at the parent and subsidiary levels.

Additionally, René has the responsibility for ensuring a healthy and vibrant member network that supports Foresters Purpose to enrich the well-being of our members and their communities through his oversight of all Membership activity, including Member Experience, Engagement, Governance, and Development.

Before rejoining Foresters in 2015, René was General Counsel for Toshiba of Canada Limited and began his legal career at Fasken Martineau, a Toronto-based global law firm.

Committed to community service, René was a Board member of Adventure Place, a Child and Family Centre that promotes healthy child development and targeted intervention and treatment services for children with special needs and their families in Toronto.

René holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999.

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