Michael J. de Waal
President and Founder
Mike de Waal is president and founder of Global IQX, a digital provider of AI-driven sales and service solutions to employee benefits insurers.
A results-driven leader with a passion for innovation, technology and the employee benefits industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of best practices for sales, underwriting and administration of both Employee Benefits and Worksite business in both Canada and the United States.
His background includes a powerful combination of software development, entrepreneurial and business management skills. He holds a Master’s Certificate in Innovation Leadership from Schulich School of Business – York University.
He is a recognized global Top 25 InsurTech Influencer and industry leader. He was recognized with the National Post’s Branham “Forty under Forty Award” for professionalism, community involvement and leadership.
Michael serves as Chairman of the 33 Signals Regiment Foundation supporting the interests of both our serving soldiers and retired veterans of the Regiment. Michael has a love for travel, wine and adventure. An avid observer and student of military leadership and history. He is an accredited sommelier, enjoys sailing and skiing with his family and believes one should give back to the community.