Maryann Besharat

Maryann Basharat is Director, Legal & Compliance at Intact Financial Corporation. She is responsible for providing legal services and solutions-oriented advice relating to a broad range of legal issues including: corporate governance, compliance, privacy, ombudsman, risk management, contracts, procurement, IT/IP, and employment matters. Maryann, provide pragmatic advice regarding strategic initiatives and she oversees interactions with several regulatory bodies and is responsible for managing all aspects of Intact’s privacy and whisteblower programs. Maryann is the chairperson of the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Privacy Working Group.

Previous to her role at Intact, Maryann was in private practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where she practised Corporate Commercial Law and focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Marketing and Advertising Law, Consumer Protection and Privacy Law.

Maryann serves on several committees and most recently co-chaired the Intact United Way Leadership Campaign. She is also the chairperson of the Womentum program at Intact.

Maryann obtained her B.A. from York University in 2001 and her LL.B from the University of Windsor in 2005. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.