28 March 2017Insurance

Sun Life Financial reshuffles leadership team

Canada-based life insurance company Sun Life Financial has made strategic changes to its executive team with effect from May 29, according to a statement.

The current president of Sun Life Financial Asia, Kevin Strain, has been appointed as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO) in the corporate office, a role presently held by Colm Freyne.

Freyne will become the EVP and chief risk officer in the corporate office, the position currently held by Claude Accum.

Accum will assume the role of president at Sun Life Financial Asia from Strain.

"These moves also highlight our ongoing focus on developing our people, including the unique experiences that come with operating businesses in diverse geographies around the world," said Dean Connor, president and CEO of Sun Life Financial.

"Today's announcement speaks to the depth and breadth of our leadership team, and supports continued execution of our four pillar strategy. Kevin, Claude and Colm each possess extensive Sun Life experience that will serve us well as they take on their new portfolios," Connor added.

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