Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer

Mark S. Saunders is Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer of Sun Life Financial. In this role, Mark oversees all aspects of shared business services and enterprise IT, including strategy, architecture, infrastructure, and applications.

With more than 20 years of IT leadership experience with major financial institutions, Mark has a strong track record managing large-scale IT organizations and delivering IT solutions that drive business innovation and competitive advantage.

Prior to joining Sun Life in 2009, Mark was with Barclay’s PLC as Senior Technology Officer for Barclay’s Commercial Bank. He also held executive roles with BMO Financial Group where he managed enterprise infrastructure and as CIO for BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Mark was honoured to be named 2018 Canadian CIO of the Year for the private sector by ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada), recognizing his vision and focus on digital transformation and top talent, including recruiting more women in technology.

Mark is currently a member of Sinai Health System Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Greenwich University in London.