Jean Pierre Sabourin has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PIDM since its establishment in August 2005. He has gained unparalleled experience and expertise in all aspects of deposit insurance during his 35-year career. His assistance has been widely sought by many jurisdictions on establishing and improving their deposit insurance systems.
Among his many achievements, was the chairmanship of the Financial Stability Forum’s1 International Study and Working Groups on Deposit Insurance and the chairmanship of the first ever APEC Policy Dialogue on Deposit Insurance. In May 2002, he led the establishment of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) and was elected its first Chair of the Executive Council and President, a position he held until the end of his term in 2007.
He was employed by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) in 1976, and held various positions within CDIC before being appointed by the Canadian Government as CDIC’s President and CEO in 1990, a position he held for 15 years until his retirement in April 2005. In August 2005, he was appointed by the Malaysian Government as the first CEO of PIDM, and his current term of office expires in August 2014. Mr. Sabourin is a member of the Board of Directors of the ICLIF Leadership and Governance Centre and a member of Bank Negara Malaysia’s Financial Stability Executive Committee. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.