Based in Toronto, Mark Yakabuski is the Past President & Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).
Mr. Yakabuski joined IBC in 1993, in its newly established Policy Development Division in Toronto. His first responsibility was to develop IBC's key policy position on bank/insurance competition. In 1995 he was named Director of Government Relations and was sent to Ottawa to open IBC’s first office in the nation’s capital. He became Vice President 1998.
In 1999, he took on the additional responsibility of Acting Vice President of IBC’s Ontario Division. A year later, he was named Vice President, Ontario and led the industry’s efforts to secure major reform of the auto insurance sector.
In late 2004, Mr. Yakabuski added IBC’s federal government relations program to his responsibilities and assumed the title Vice President, Federal Affairs & Ontario, a position he held until assuming his new duties as President & Chief Executive Officer in October 2007.
Before joining IBC, Mr. Yakabuski served as Special Assistant to the Minister of Supply and Services in Ottawa. He later joined the Ontario government as Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
Mr. Yakabuski earned his degree in Political Science at McGill University. He then did graduate work at the Institut D'Études Politiques de Paris and at McGill.
Mr. Yakabuski is Vice Chair and Director of the Ontario Safety League. He is a Director of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.