Robert Dumas Named Financial Person Of The Year

Finance et Investissement honours Robert Dumas as one of Quebec's top 25 in the financial sector

MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Robert Dumas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial Quebec, was named "Financial Person of the Year" at an event for the Top 25 in Quebec's financial sector, organized by Finance et Investissement.

This prestigious title is a testament to Sun Life's focus in Quebec, enhancing our brand and building closer ties with Quebecers. In 2010, Sun Life made a pivotial move, creating a presidential role and leadership team in Quebec. Leaders, employees and advisors have worked hard to make Sun Life Financial a household name in Quebec.

"We are all proud of this recognition for Robert. His leadership and vision have helped Sun Life Quebec become one of the most admired businesses in the industry. Robert is a down-to-earth and passionate leader who is highly engaged, not only within the company, but also in the Québec business arena and the community as a whole. The Canadian Executive Team joins me in congratulating him on this award," said Jacques Goulet, President, Sun Life Financial Canada.       

"This award is a real honour for me. I want to accept this on behalf of the entire Sun Life Financial Quebec team who has worked so hard on making our company shine throughout the province. Thanks to them, we are helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. Thank you to our employees, advisors, partners and Clients who continually put their trust in us," said Robert Dumas, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial Quebec.

Robert Dumas joined Sun Life Financial in 2012 and became President in 2014. A recognized expert in the pension world with 30 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge of the needs and expectations within the Quebec business market. Mr. Dumas is actively involved within the industry and also supports many charitable causes. He is Chairman of the Board of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum Foundation and a Board Member of Dans la rue and Centraide of Greater Montreal, for which he heads Sun Life Quebec's annual fundraising campaign. He also sits on the boards of the Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde, the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and Finance Montréal.

About the Quebec financial sector's Top 25 Finance et Investissement awards the title of "Financial Person of the Year" in its February edition (French only) as part of its Top 25 ranking for Quebec's financial industry. This award recognizes the honouree's tremendous achievements and impact, as well as the company's dynamic growth under their leadership. The financial sector's Top 25 honours 25 senior officers and executives living and working in Quebec who were standout performers over the past year. Honourees are chosen by a jury of financial industry specialists.

About Sun Life FinancialSun 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 ticker symbol "SLF".

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Media Relations Contact: Annie Martin    Senior Consultant, Public Relations Marketing and Communications, Quebec T.514-904-9757 annie.martin@sunlife.com

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada

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