Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Petkau is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). He is responsible for Financial Services, Treasury, Actuarial Services, Underwriting and Analytical Services and Workplace Resources. Petkau joined BCBSNC in 2004 and was promoted to chief financial officer in 2009.
Previously, Petkau worked from 1992 to 2004 with The Canada Life Assurance Company where he served in a variety of roles in three different countries, including Vice President, Group Insurance in the US, Vice President, Corporate Actuarial and Vice President, Acquisitions in Canada, interim CFO in the UK, and finally as CFO of the US Division. Prior to that, he filled a variety of actuarial roles with Travelers and Great-West Life.
Since his arrival in North Carolina, Petkau has served on the board of Family and Children’s Services Inc. and has been an active volunteer at Crosspointe Church in Cary. Petkau is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics.

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