Executive Vice-President Innovation and Partnerships
Sun Life Financial Canada

Kevin P. Dougherty is Executive Vice-President, Innovation and Partnerships at Sun Life Financial, focused on accelerating business growth in Sun Life’s businesses around the world, through innovation and partnerships.

He is responsible for advancing Digital, Data Analytics, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in Sun Life’s operations and business models, as well as the development of the company’s Digital Health Solutions Group, Insurance Research Lab, and external partnerships in Reinsurance, Fintech, and Healthtech.

Kevin joined Sun Life Financial in 1994. Since then, he has held a number of senior leadership positions across the company’s Insurance and Asset Management businesses. In his last role, Kevin was President of Sun Life Financial Canada, the Market leader in Canada, where he led the company’s Group Benefits, Group Retirement Services, Retail Wealth, Mutual Funds, and Insurance businesses in Canada, for the previous 8 years.

Kevin is actively involved in the industry as a member of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), and in the community as a volunteer with the United Way of Toronto. He is Chair of the Providence Healthcare Foundation Board. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and is a member of their Corporate Development Committee. He also serves on the Canadian Board Diversity Council.

In his role as EVP, Innovation and Partnerships, Kevin is also responsible for the company’s partnerships with the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Plug and Play in Silicon Valley, and the Vector Institute, a global leader in Artificial Intelligence.

Kevin has a Master of Business Administration (International) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation.