MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Standard Life Assurance
Company of Canada ("Standard Life") is pleased to announce the
appointment of five vice-presidents to the company's senior management
Bruce Williams, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Bruce Williams recently joined Standard Life to lead corporate
development for Canadian initiatives, such as joint ventures,
alliances, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Williams' professional background is in strategic consulting and
retail, commercial and wealth management banking at the national and
international levels. He has led front-line sales and service
operations across various distribution channels and been responsible
for finance, risk, marketing, electronic banking and compliance
functions. His experience includes the implementation of
transformational initiatives, such as start-ups and turnarounds, and
the development of new markets and value propositions.
Mr. Williams holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree
from McGill University.
Anouk Hébert, Vice-President, Group Insurance, Customer Experience
Anouk Hébert is responsible for the delivery of health and absence
management services across Canada. She also manages delivery of the
company's Group Insurance claims services, provided by TELUS Health
which supplies systems and services for group insurance claims at
Ms. Hébert has extensive experience in group insurance and disability
management. She joined Standard Life in 2000 and served as Associate
Vice-President, Health and Absence Management, before being named
vice-president. She began her career in health and disability
management with a life insurance company.
Ms. Hébert earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree
from the l'Université du Québec à Montréal.
Christiane Vachon, Vice-President, Compliance, Financial Crime and
Christiane Vachon previously worked in private practice and as in-house
counsel in Montréal and Toronto focusing on legal affairs, compliance,
privacy and anti-money-laundering for financial institutions and
Ms. Vachon holds a LLM (Business Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York
University. She is a member of the Québec Bar and the Law Society of
Ingrid Gendreau, Vice-President, Legal Affairs
Ingrid Gendreau joined Standard Life as Associate General Counsel in
2009 specializing in contracts, reinsurance and real estate. She
recently assumed additional responsibility for legal services related
to products, litigation and claims.
Ms. Gendreau began her legal career in private practice then worked
in-house focusing on commercial, corporate and reinsurance matters.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, McGill University, where she
obtained degrees in civil law (BCL) and common law (LLB). She is a
member of the Québec Bar.
Annie Pelchat, Vice-President, Total Rewards and Human Resources
Annie Pelchat is responsible for compensation, pension, group benefits,
including health and wellness initiatives, as well as payroll and human
resources information systems. She joined Standard Life in 2010 as
Assistant Vice-President, Total Rewards. She previously worked in
compensation in the banking sector.
Ms. Pelchat holds a Bachelor of Industrial Relations (BSc) degree from
the Université de Montréal and a Masters in Human Resources Management
(MSc) from HEC Montréal.
About Standard Life
Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance
solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members.
Standard Life in Canada has been doing business for 180 years and has
approximately 2,000 employees. It operates under Standard Life
Financial Inc., which wholly owns The Standard Life Assurance Company
of Canada and Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd.
Standard Life Financial is the largest operation outside of the United
Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in
Edinburgh, Scotland. Standard Life plc has around six million customers
worldwide and operates in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and
globally with Standard Life Investments Ltd.
As of June 30, 2013, Standard Life plc had $372.5 billion in assets
under administration, including $45.4 billion in Canada through
Standard Life Financial.
Image with caption: "Bruce Williams, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Devolopment. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4668_PHOTO_EN_30454.jpg
Image with caption: "Anouk Hébert, Vice-President, Group Insurance, Customer Experience. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4668_PHOTO_EN_30452.jpg
Image with caption: "Christiane Vachon, Vice-President, Compliance, Financial Crime and Privacy Officer. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4668_PHOTO_EN_30456.jpg
Image with caption: "Ingrid Gendreau, Vice-President, Legal Affairs. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4668_PHOTO_EN_30458.jpg
Image with caption: "Annie Pelchat, Vice-President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Operations. (CNW Group/STANDARD LIFE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4668_PHOTO_EN_30450.jpg
SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE
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