Denis Ricard

President and Chief Executive Officer of IA Financial Group

Ricard is the president and chief executive officer of iA Financial Group, a life and health insurance company. Ricard has been with iA Financial Group for 36 years.


Richard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Sciences from Laval University, Quebec in 1985.


Ricard started at iA Financial Group in 1985, beginning as an actuarial analyst. From there, Ricard was promoted numerous times, holding the titles of Trainer and Analyst, Information Technology; Director, Corporate Actuarial Services; Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Individual Insurance and Annuities; Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary; Executive Vice President, Individual Insurance and Annuities; and Chief Operating Officer. In September 2018, Ricard was named President and Chief Operating Officer of iA Financial Group.

Net Worth

As President, CEO and Director of iA Financial Group, Ricard’s total compensation is $5,671,480. Ricard has an estimated net worth of $57 million.


During his time at iA Financial Group, the company has grown to become one of Canada’s largest financial services firms, with a growing presence in the United States. In 1998, Ricard became a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.