Assurant Appoints New President for Canada

Jade Cooper


Global risk management product and service provider Assurant has announced that Paul Cosgrove will take over as president of its Canadian operations, effective immediately.

Cosgrove’s succeeds Robert (Bob) Zanussi, who is retiring as president and CEO of Assurant Canada after a 16-year career with the company. Zanussi will remain with the business through January 30, 2020 to ensure a smooth transition.

During his 25-year career at Assurant, Cosgrove has held various leadership roles, with oversight of the Connected Living, Global Auto and Financial Services businesses. He most recently served as Vice President, Business Development and Client Management.

In his new role, Cosgrove will report to Assurant international president Keith Meier.

"Paul is a highly accomplished leader. His outstanding skills in supporting our client relationships and his vision for growth, both of the business and our people, positions him well for his new role as president, Assurant Canada," said Meier.

Commenting on his new role, Cosgrove said, “It’s an exciting time to lead the Canadian business, as we continue to focus on providing excellent service and market-leading products to our clients and their customers.”

“On behalf of everyone at Assurant, we want to thank Bob for everything he has accomplished during his 16 years with the company,” said Meier. “Bob has been instrumental in shaping Assurant Canada into the innovative business that it is today, and the Canadian business is well-positioned for continued business success and growth due to his leadership.”

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