TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE:
SLF) today announced that Kevin Strain, currently Senior
Vice-President, Individual Insurance and Investments for the Company's
Canadian operations, will become President, Sun Life Financial Asia.
Strain will succeed Dikran Ohannessian, who is retiring after more than
35 years with the Company.
Strain will be responsible for Sun Life's interests in Asia spanning the
Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India and China, including managing
the Company's relationships with its partners and identifying
opportunities for growth in the region. He will begin transitioning to
his new role in April and will be based in the Company's Asia Regional
Office in Hong Kong beginning in early June. He will report to Dean A.
Connor, President and CEO.
"Sun Life's operations in Asia are a key pillar of our strategy, and
continuity of strong leadership is critical to building on our success
in the region," said Connor. "Kevin has proven expertise managing
products and distribution in both our insurance and wealth lines of
business - experience that is crucial to further advancing our Asian
strategy. His appointment is a demonstration of Sun Life's management
Strain, who holds a Master's degree in Accounting, has been in his
current position since 2007. Prior to that, he held senior finance
positions in Sun Life's Canadian operations and corporate office after
joining Sun Life as part of the Clarica Life Insurance Company
acquisition in 2002. His successor in Canada will be named in coming
Connor thanked Ohannessian for his distinguished service to Sun Life,
including the past two years in Asia. "Dikran made substantial
contributions to Sun Life for more than three-and-a-half decades and
has laid a foundation for continued success in our growing Asian
operations," he said.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services
organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth
accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate
customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today
have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United
States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan,
Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2011, the Sun
Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of
$466 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.
Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE Sun Life Financial Inc.
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