Speaker Profiles

Zahid Salman

Zahid Salman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Green Shield Canada

Zahid Salman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Shield Canada ("GSC"), an integrated health services organization and the first in Canada to be both a payer (offering insurance, administering benefits, and paying claims) and a provider (offering medical, mental health, and pharmacy services). Uniquely structured as a not-for-profit social enterprise, GSC is passionate about promoting better health for all, with a focus on mental and oral health.

With 30 years of experience, including executive positions at international firms and accreditations from Harvard Business School and the Institute of Corporate Directors, Zahid’s position at Green Shield Canada combines his extensive background in business management with his passion for people and social impact.

Zahid is an actuary who has earned Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designations. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and has obtained his ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors

He currently serves on the boards of Green Shield Canada and the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He has also served in leadership roles on a number of not-for-profit boards including the Alzheimer’s Society of York Region, the York Region Children’s Aid Society, and the Saint Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation.

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