Biography of Mr. Michel Duval
Born in Thetford Mines, Michel Duval joined the ESSOR Insurance team insurance team in 1980, and became a chartered insurance broker in 1983.
Since 1985, Mr. Duval has assumed the role of President of EssOr Insurance-Investment-Counselling Inc., which oversees the company’s four major areas: damage insurance for individuals, groups and businesses, as well as the financial services section, generated through its subsidiary ESSOR Gestion du Patrimoine. He ensures the strategic and business approaches of its 14 offices to align them with his vision, thereby maintaining the company’s position as a leader in the brokerage industry.
Under his leadership, ESSOR Insurance has grown by more than 70 percent; he managed more than 75 acquisitions since 1989 that have been successfully integrated over the years. Still very active in throughout Quebec, he operates six (6) offices in the Chaudière Appalache region, including Thetford Mines and East Broughton, one (1) office in Quebec City, three (3) in Mauricie, one (1) en Estrie, plus the three (3) other offices located in Greater Montreal.
Throughout his career, Mr. Duval has been active with several fundraising organizations including Centraide, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Pierre Lavoie Challenge, to name but a few. Previously he has been President of the Chambre de Commerce de l’Amiante and the Rotary Club of Thetford Mines.
Dedicated to the local development of businesses and social activities in his region, Mr. Duval has been a sponsor of Isothermic de Thetford Mines, of Mont Adstock’s competitive downhill ski club, of the Gala Zénith, and of various sporting initiatives, and has provided many sponsorships to encourage local talent and its renewal.
Clearly Mr. Duval is committed not only socially and locally, but also personally in terms of physical health. He participates in many athletic activities, such as downhill skiing, cycling, walking, golf and working out.