Ingrid Johnson

Ingrid Johnson Ingrid Johnson

Vice Chair, Strategic Partnerships

Ingrid Johnson is Vice Chair of Strategic Partnerships for Sun Life, responsible for leveraging and building global partnerships that drive value creation and strategic advantage for Sun Life and our partners worldwide.  She is a purpose-driven, senior business leader with a passion for leading transformational change with positive societal impact by developing talent and building a high-performance culture and enduring Client relationships.

Ingrid has over 30 years of international commercial experience in the insurance, banking and other financial services industries across UK, North America, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. Ingrid joined Sun Life as President of Sun Life Asia, responsible for one of Sun Life’s fastest growing strategic pillars focused on life, health and wealth management in eight Asian markets.

Prior to this, Ingrid was Group Finance Director and CFO of FTSE listed Old Mutual plc, an organization she served for 26 years. Ingrid spent 21 years with South African listed Nedbank Group, a 53% subsidiary of Old Mutual plc and one of South Africa’s four largest banks. During that time, she held several progressively senior roles encompassing both the technical aspects of governance, finance, treasury, risk and capital management with leading large scale sustainable change of the businesses servicing international, corporate, business and retail clients. This culminated in her role as Group Managing Executive: Retail and Business Banking to collaboratively lead 20,000 colleagues in delivering best-in-class client, culture and risk metrics, in addition to achieving sustainable financial performance and advancing leadership diversity. 

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Ingrid is a Chartered Accountant and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.  Ingrid’s business transformation of Nedbank’s Business Banking Cluster (servicing commercial clients) yielded results of such note as to merit a 2009 Harvard Business School case study, still taught in business and leadership courses today.