Walter Fransen
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, Liberty International Underwriters

Walter Fransen is Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of the Canadian operation of Liberty International Underwriters, responsible for all actuarial functions in Canada. LIU is the international Global Specialty business unit of the Liberty Mutual Group. He joined LIU in May 2016 from AIG Canada, where he was Chief Actuary.

Walter has more than 24 years experience in actuarial and senior leadership roles in the insurance and reinsurance industry. His work has spanned a broad range including data analytics, pricing, reserving, portfolio and business management, stochastic loss modeling, reinsurance, catastrophe modeling, capital modeling, and regulatory issues. 

Prior to LIU and AIG, he was Chief Actuary of Zurich Canada for six years. He had joined Zurich from Odyssey Re, where he had spent six years, the last three years as Chief Agent and CEO for Canada. Walter began his insurance career in 1992 at Economical Insurance in Waterloo, Ontario. 

Walter has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Physics from Concordia University in Montreal. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, as well as the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.