Kevin Dougherty to spearhead new Innovation & Partnership role, and Jacques Goulet to join the company as President, Sun Life Financial Canada
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF), today announced two leadership changes in Canada that support the acceleration of the company's Client 2020 strategy. The following appointments are effective January 15, 2018:
Kevin Dougherty, currently President, Sun Life Financial Canada, will become Executive Vice-President, Innovation and Partnerships. In this newly created role, Kevin will focus exclusively on accelerating growth through innovation and critical organizational capabilities. He will be responsible for:
"Kevin has consistently demonstrated a unique ability to create new business models where none existed, and to rally Sun Life leaders to collaborate across boundaries, as one unified team," said Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial. "Putting a leader of Kevin's calibre against our innovation and partnership agenda speaks to our commitment to creating meaningful differentiation in the marketplace, and for Clients," Connor added.
Jacques Gouletwill be appointedPresident, Sun Life Financial Canada.Jacques is joining Sun Life Financial from Mercer, where he is President, Health and Wealth, with responsibility for the firm's global retirement, health, investment consulting, and investment management businesses. These businesses generate over US$3.6 billion of revenue, serving clients in over 100 countries around the globe.
As President, Sun Life Financial Canada, Jacques will be responsible for the company's group benefits, group retirement services, individual wealth, insurance and investment management businesses in Canada.
"Jacques is known as a transformational leader with global experience. His track record for developing strong teams, driving business growth, and raising the bar on Client outcomes will serve our Canadian businesses well as we strive to extend our leadership position," said Connor.
Jacques hails from Shawinigan, Quebec, and following graduation from Concordia University in 1987 he started his career at Mercer in Toronto. He qualified as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries, and after 10 years of consulting and leadership roles in Canada, he became CEO of Mercer France. Subsequently, he oversaw Mercer's European retirement business. In 2011, he moved to New York to assume a growing set of North American and global responsibilities. Jacques and his family will relocate back to Canada.
Kevin and Jacques will report to Dean Connor and be members of the Executive Team, which also includes:
Current biographies and photographs of Sun Life's Executive Team are available here: www.sunlife.com/leadershipteam
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $934 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
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