Rob Wesseling

Chief Operating Officer (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 became COO, The Sovereign General Insurance Company, in June 2007. Prior to this role, Rob successfully held a number of positions in increasingly senior leadership roles with The Co-operators, becoming Senior Vice-President, and Chief Information Officer (CIO), The Co-operators Group.  Rob has gained experience with Portfolio Management, Underwriting Programs and Policy, and Rate Making and Segmentation.  In addition, Rob worked extensively with Government and industry to reform the Automobile product and market conduct structure in Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Rob has been a director with Facility Association for the past 4 years and was chair from April 2007 to April 2009.

Rob has his BA with distinction Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and his MSc. Applied Statistics from the University of Guelph. During his academic career, he also received several scholarships.