Prior to joining Sun Life in 2018, Jacques had a 29-year career at Mercer where he held a variety of leadership roles in Canada, Europe and most recently the United States. As President, Health and Wealth at Mercer, he was responsible for the firm’s global retirement, health, investment consulting, and investment management businesses, serving Clients in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Jacques is bilingual and originally from Shawinigan, Quebec. In 2018, Jacques received the 50th Anniversary Tribute Medal from the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie for his contribution to Quebec’s international influence during his career. In 2016, he was awarded the Maple Leaf Award of Distinction from the Canadian Association of New York.
Jacques sits on the Board of Directors for the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He is a Campaign Cabinet Member on The Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH's) Building Better Tomorrows campaign, which strives to build the world’s leading mental health research centre.
Jacques holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Concordia University and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.