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Rob Wesseling
EVP, COO National P&C Product, The Co-operators and COO, The Sovereign General Insurance Company

Rob joined The Co-operators as an Application Architect in 1997 after completing his MSc. Applied Statistics from the University of Guelph.

Rob currently holds the roles of EVP and COO of P&C Operations and EVP and COO of The Sovereign General. Rob was appointed COO of The Sovereign General in June 2007 and in November 2012, he took on the additional role of National P&C Product. Previously, Rob successfully held a number of positions in increasingly senior leadership roles with The Co-operators. These roles covered a breadth of focus areas including product design, pricing and segmentation, technology development, business information, client relationship management and government relations.

Rob is passionate about improving the resiliency of Canadian communities and played an instrumental role in the development of the Partners for Action network where he current serves as a member of the advisory board. Rob has served on numerous boards and is actively involved in youth sport on a volunteer basis.