Zahid Salman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GreenShield, an integrated health services organization serving over six million Canadians, and the first in Canada to be both a payer (offering health insurance, administering benefits, and paying claims) and a provider (offering mental health, pharmacy, telemedicine, and other health services). Uniquely structured as a not-for-profit social enterprise, GreenShield is passionate about championing better health for all.
Zahid has over 30 years of experience, including executive positions at various international firms. His position at GreenShield, for which he has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs, combines his extensive background in business management with his passion for people and social impact.
Zahid is an actuary who has earned Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designations. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and has obtained his ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors
He currently serves on the boards of GreenShield and Green Shield Association, and the Product Standing Committee of the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He has also served in leadership roles on a number of not-for-profit boards including the Alzheimer’s Society of York Region, the York Region Children’s Aid Society, and the Saint Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation.