Christian Menkens

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Intact Financial Corp.

Christian Menkens

Christian Menkens

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Intact Financial Corp.

Biography

Dr. Christian Menkens was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) in May 2019. In this role, Dr. Menkens is responsible for the Software Engineering teams across North America, for Software Architectures and for the Intact Lab.

Prior to joining IFC, Dr. Menkens was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Digital & iX of IBM Canada’s Global Business Services. During his six years with IBM, he consulted for dozens of clients across industries such as Energy, Retail, Travel & Transportation, Banking and Insurance. He was responsible for technology strategy, for the software engineering team’s technical excellence, for solution architectures and ultimately the success of the solutions delivered to clients.

Dr. Menkens has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology Leadership, Technology Innovation, Software Architectures and Software Engineering. He began his career as a freelance Software Engineer working for a wide range of clients in Austria and Germany, and in 2008, joined the Center for Digital Technology & Management as Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Consultant. During that time, among others he worked with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories for four years as Software Engineer and Architect on emerging Next-Generation Telecom & Mobility Systems and Solutions.

Dr. Menkens holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich, a dual M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technical University of Munich, and a Software Engineering diploma from the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria.

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Intact Financial Corp. engages in providing property and casualty insurance in Canada and specialty insurance in North America. It operates through the following two business segments: Canada Insurance, U.S. Insurance, and Corporate and Other. The Canada Insurance segment comprises of underwriting of automobile, home, and business insurance contracts to individual and business. The U.S. Insurance segment includes underwriting of specialty contracts to small and midsize businesses which are reported under commercial lines. The Corporate and Other segment consists of investment management, treasury and capital management, and other corporate activities. The company was founded 1809 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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