Carol Poulsen

Carol Poulsen

Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer,
The Co-operators Group Limited

The Co-operators Group Limited
Guelph, Ontario

Carol joined The Co-operators Group Limited in October 2011.

She comes to The Co-operators with a diverse background including experience in insurance and banking, technology and business, as well as vendor experience including IT delivery, consulting, large account management and sales.

Most recently Carol was Senior Vice-President Group Architecture, Applied Innovation and Solution Delivery Services for RBC globally.  Prior to that she spent eight years at TD Bank Financial Group providing the Application Development, Architecture and Large Program Management supporting the retail, commercial, wealth and  insurance business areas.

During her tenure at Teleglobe Insurance Systems/CGI, Carol held a variety of positions including Vice-President Architecture and Insurance Company Systems, Vice-President Brokerage Systems, Vice-President Consulting, Large Account Management and Sales.

She began her career at Allstate Canada holding a number of management positions in the insurance operations area.

Carol was selected in 2009 as one of Computerworld's Premier IT 100 Leaders globally.

She has a passion for diversity in the workplace and has been active in many aspects, from ensuring accessibility for persons with disabilities, to speaking with young women about leadership. She has also been very involved with Sheena’s Place and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario.

Carol received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and her Computer Programming Diploma from Seneca College. She has also attended a number of Business Administration Programs at Ivy School of Business.