President, Sun Life Financial Asia

Claude Accum is President, Sun Life Financial Asia. He is responsible for Sun Life’s Insurance & Wealth business in Asia, and for Sun Life’s International High Net Worth insurance business. Sun Life has operated in Asia since the 1890s, and today spans seven markets - China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Claude is based in Sun Life’s Asia Regional Office in Hong Kong and is a member of the company’s Executive Team.

Claude has deep business and functional experience across Sun Life and the industry from serving in a variety of senior leadership roles at Sun Life. Prior to his appointment to Asia, he led the company’s global risk, actuarial and asset-liability management functions as Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer.

Claude previously headed Sun Life’s pension and individual life businesses in Canada and the United States and held leadership roles in actuarial, risk and investments. He was also a member of the task force that led Sun Life’s demutualization process that was completed in 2000. Claude joined Sun Life in 1983.

Claude holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.