The British Columbia Ferry Services Board has announced that Nicolas Jimenez will be the next President and Chief Executive Officer of BC Ferries, effective March 6, 2023. Mr. Jimenez, who is currently the President and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of B.C., was selected following an international executive search. Interim CEO Jill Sharland will return to her previous executive position as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BC Ferries.
Mr. Jimenez is a strong, strategic leader who led structural reforms at ICBC in recent years, returning the auto insurer to financial health and delivering more affordable insurance to customers. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from both Harvard University and the University of Victoria as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Jimenez has held a number of senior roles at ICBC, taking over as President and CEO five years ago.