To advance its strategies in Canada, US

EGI Financial Holdings has selected Steve Dobronyi as the president and chief operating officer, effective November 23, 2009.

Mr Dobronyi brings extensive Canadian and international insurance experience to the company. He joins EGI Financial from Manulife Financial, a financial services company, where he has held a number of senior positions in Canada and the US, focussing on niche markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general management.

His most recent role was as senior vice president, Business Development and prior to that, senior vice president, Affinity Markets. Prior to Manulife, Mr Dobronyi was a principal consultant to the insurance industry with a major international actuarial firm.

Doug McIntyre, CEO of EGI Financial, said: Given Steve’s credentials and background, he can quickly and easily interface with the key players in our industry. He is also well suited to assist in the company’s goal of growing through timely acquisitions. We are very pleased Steve has decided to join our team and welcome him on board as we collectively work towards achieving EGI Financial’s near-term goals and longer-term potential.