Sun Life Financial Appoints Chairman for Hong Kong Operation
(Hong Kong - 15 January 2001) Sun Life of Canada (International) Limited (SLI) announces the appointment of Janet De Silva as Chairman to oversee the expansion of the company to a diversified life insurance and wealth accumulation business within the Hong Kong market.
Prior to her appointment in Hong Kong, Ms De Silva was based at Sun Life Financialsmp;s National Office in Canada as Vice-President in charge of the Retail Business Development Division and Chairman and CEO of Sun Life Securities Inc. During that time she was responsible for the sales growth and profitability of business developed through Sun Life Financialsmp;s retail businesses. In this role she initiated and executed strategies for business growth, cross-selling and asset retention for the entire Canadian operation. Previously she was responsible for Individual Sales and Marketing at Sun Life Financial and successfully lead a distribution revitalization project within the Individual Sales section.
Ms De Silva joined the organization in 1996 with extensive financial services experience spanning securities, mutual funds, individual insurance and group medical and pension schemes.
With her appointment in Hong Kong, she brings a wealth of industry experience and will be of great value in the transition and execution stages of Sun Lifesmp;s expansion strategy. She was awarded an Executive MBA from the University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business) in 1994.
With a history dating back to 1871, Sun Life Financial is a Fortune Global 500 financial services organization offering insurance, risk and wealth accumulation products. Sun Life Financialsmp;s parent company, Sun Life Financial Services of Canada is listed on the Toronto, New York, London and Philippines Stock Exchanges.