Rob Wesseling

Rob Wesseling

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Co-operators Group Limited


Since joining The Co-operators in 1997, Rob has held increasingly senior leadership roles within the group of companies, culminating with his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Co-operators Group Limited on December 1, 2016.


Rob has been instrumental in leading flood resiliency efforts in Canada and engaging all levels of government, the academic community and various industries, to develop a complete solution for Canadians. In this capacity, Rob is a founding director and member of Partners for Action Advisory Board and a board member of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.


Rob is also a board member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF), Équité Association,  board chair of the ICMIF Foundation,  member of the Insurance Development Forum Steering Committee (IDF) and the Sustainable Finance Action Council committee (SFAC).


Rob holds a B.A. with distinction in Theoretical Mathematics and MSc. of Applied Statistics from the University of Guelph and a Chartered Insurance Professional designation. He lives with his family in Guelph, Ontario where he is an active member of the local community.