CIU Technical Committee 2019-2020

Technical Director
Hamid Izadi, BScH, FALU, ALMI, ACS
Senior Bilingual Underwriting Consultant
PartnerRe Life Reinsurance Company of Canada

Hamid joined PartnerRe in 2018, as Senior Bilingual Underwriting Consultant.  Previously he was at SCOR handling all lines of business including Large Cases, as well as being involved in underwriting innovations, auditing and guideline review. Hamid began his career in the insurance industry 12 years ago with Sun Life in Montréal, before joining their underwriting team in Waterloo where he was involved in training, referrals, Underwriting projects and improvements.  He graduated from the University of Guelph with Honors in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. Hamid was previously a Program Committee member with the CIU and is excited to assist as Technical Director.


Kentish Appadoo

Appadoo, Kentish, FLIMI, FALU
Underwriting Consultant
Sun Life Financial (Toronto)

Kentish started his career at RBC Insurance as a Disability underwriter and quickly added Life and Critical Illness underwriting to his skillset. He then ventured to Sun Life Financial where he is currently working as an Underwriting Consultant as part of the Underwriting Claims and Risk Management team. Kentish is a firm believer in continuous education and growth, having earned both his FLMI and FALU designations. He is also actively involved in the underwriting community by participating in industry meetings and events and being on the ALU Committee as a Website Administrator. On a personal level, he spends the majority of his free time on his bike or running, as he aspires to complete a triathlon.


Stephen Jackson
Underwriting Manager
Sun Life Financial (Waterloo)

Stephen started his Insurance career at Equitable Life in 2001.  He worked for numerous departments, before starting as a Life Underwriter in 2008. Stephen moved to Sun Life as an Intermediate Underwriter in April 2011, underwriting both Life and Critical Illness.  While underwriting in production at Sun Life, he was actively involved in project work and helped with training and referrals.  In September 2013, Stephen moved from his production role, into a leadership role with SLFD – managing the Ontario West & Manitoba region.  In July 2018, he moved from the SLFD channel to the Third Party channel at Sun Life, as Underwriting Manager. 

Stephen has two young kids at home who keep him busy, and in his free time, you’ll find him on the golf course.



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