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Kevin D. Strain

Sun Life Financial Asia

Kevin D. Strain is President, Sun Life Financial Asia. Appointed in 2012, he is responsible for Sun Life’s interests in Asia, including identifying opportunities for growth in the region and managing the company’s relationships with its partners.

Sun Life has operated in Asia since the 1890s, and today it spans 7 key markets – the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, China, Vietnam and Malaysia. Kevin is based in Sun Life’s Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong and is a member of the company’s Executive team.

With significant insurance and leadership experience in both individual and group businesses and in managing finance functions, Kevin was Senior Vice-President of Sun Life’s Individual Insurance and Investments division in Canada from 2007 to 2012, responsible for the creation and delivery of insurance, health and wealth management products and solutions nationwide. This included managing an expansive distribution organization encompassing Sun Life’s career sales force, the largest in Canada, and 3rd-party distributors.

Earlier, Kevin was Vice-President of Investor Relations in Sun Life’s Corporate office and held senior finance positions in the company’s Canadian operations. He joined Sun Life in 2002 as part of its acquisition of the Clarica Life Insurance Company, where he served in finance and Client-focused roles before being appointed head of Clarica’s Canadian pension and group savings division.

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.