With a collective industry experience of more than 125 years, our executive and leadership team offers an excellent blend of global backgrounds, subject matter expertise and sharing of a common vision, while embracing inclusiveness, diversity in views and gender.

We are well-positioned to drive our Sun Life – Clients for Life vision in Singapore, Asia and around the world.

Christopher Albrecht

Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Albrecht is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Sun Life Singapore effective 1 January 2024. Based in Singapore, Christopher is responsible for leading the strategic and operational aspects of Sun Life Singapore business, with a focus on long-term sustainable growth, diversifying our business model and fostering top talent.

Christopher brings over 25 years of valuable expertise to our organisation. Throughout his career, he had held senior roles with HSBC Insurance (Singapore), Old Mutual International, Swiss Life and 1291 Group (Hong Kong). Having worked in the High Net Worth banking, insurance and brokerage sectors, Christopher is able to offer unique perspectives of the market from each of these areas. Originally from the United Kingdom, Christopher moved to Singapore in 2005. He later relocated to Hong Kong in 2017, further expanding his understanding of the Asian insurance landscape.

His diverse background and international exposure make him an ideal fit for Sun Life Singapore’s next stages of growth.

Michael Wei

Chief Partnership & Marketing Officer 

Michael Wei is the Chief Partnership and Marketing Officer of Sun Life Singapore. With close to 20 years of experience in the life insurance and banking industry, Michael brings with him an expertise in the HNW & UHNW segment and oversees the distribution, partnership engagement and marketing strategy. He started his career as a financial adviser and achieved the illustrious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) award at the age of 22 before going on to establish his career progressively in HNW advisory, channel management and strategic planning.

Before joining Sun Life, Michael was the Senior Vice President in Citibank Regional Insurance, overseeing 17 markets across APAC & EMEA, where he was responsible for strategic planning, business management and digital innovation. Prior to his regional role, Michael was at Manulife Singapore, where he last held the position of Head of HNW Strategy & Solutions (Agency, FA, International Brokers).

Michael recently graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Stanford LEAD Professional Certificate in Organisational Leadership. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (Finance) from the University College Dublin and a Diploma in Information Technology from Nanyang Polytechnic. He enjoys reading, listening to music, travelling and the occasional hike in the wilderness.

Benjamin Root

Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin Root is the Chief Financial Officer of Sun Life Singapore effective 1 January 2024. Benjamin is responsible for our financial strategy to drive sustainable growth of the business and ensure that our Clients are at the centre of our strategy. His leadership extends over financial aspects of Sun Life Singapore, including finance, actuarial, pricing and product development, and asset liability management. 

Benjamin has been with Sun Life for his entire career. He began his career in the United States, taking on roles of increasing responsibility across various functions including Asset Liability Management, Strategic Analysis, Valuation, and Projections Analysis before moving to Singapore. He has been with the Sun Life Singapore business since its establishment in 2020 and acted as the Chief Actuary and Appointed Actuary before being appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Ben is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Fellow of the Singapore Actuarial Society (FSAS), and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Mohammed Dalvi

Chief Underwriter

Dr. Mohammed Dalvi is the Chief Underwriter of Sun Life Singapore. With 20 years of experience in the insurance industry in Asia, Dr. Dalvi is responsible for overseeing the overall underwriting operations to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and good market practice.

Dr. Dalvi brings with him an expertise in underwriting for HNW clients. He started his career as a medical officer in Mumbai. After gaining medical work experience, he joined the insurance industry as an underwriting manager and subsequently tenured in several multi-national insurance and reinsurance companies. Before joining Sun Life Singapore, Dr. Dalvi served as Head of High Net Worth and Retail Underwriting, Head of Claims at HSBC Life in Singapore. Prior to this, he was at Manulife Singapore, where he last held the position of Head of High Net Worth Underwriting. 

Dr. Dalvi holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) from J.J.M. Medical College in India and professional certificates from Academy of Life Underwriting and LOMA. He enjoys watching soccer and Formula 1 racing.

Patrick Ryan

Head of Operations

Patrick Ryan is the Head of Operations of Sun Life Singapore. He is responsible for working with our Distributors to create Client for Life solutions during the new business onboarding and in-force policy servicing processes.

Patrick has over 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry, including 15 years supporting High Net Worth Clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and offshore international markets. His vast and diverse set of experience includes marketing, business systems analysis, claims administration and operations. Prior to his appointment to Sun Life Singapore, he served as Director of New Business and Administration Operations for Sun Life Bermuda’s International Life business.

Patrick holds a Bachelor degree in Business with emphasis in Finance and Accounting, a Master of Information Systems Management degree, and several designations from the Life Office Management Association including his FLMI.

Lai Hwee Chen

Head of Finance

Hwee Chen is the Head of Finance in Sun Life Singapore. She is responsible for the financial aspects of the business, reporting and controllership functions. Prior to joining Sun Life Singapore, she held leadership roles in various direct life and general insurers. Aside from insurance, her experience also spans across the IT, media and healthcare industries, covering regional role and group consolidation.

Outside the realm of accounting, she is an avid lover of nature who also enjoys a good read and playing duets with her daughter.

David Ting 

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer 

Before joining Sun Life, David was the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer of China Life Insurance Singapore Pte. Ltd. In this role, he was overall responsible for the Risk and Compliance function in Singapore, as well as the liaison with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and  Life Insurance Association of Singapore.  David have extensive experience in the Singapore life insurance industry having worked for various local and international insurers.

David holds a MBA from the University of Western Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance), and various diploma and qualifications in the field of Insurance, Risk and Compliance. 

Zarina Sani

Head of Legal

Zarina has over 20 years of legal experience in private practice and as in-house legal counsel in financial institutions. In private practice, she handled litigation cases and advised on corporate matters. In-house, she provided legal support in the areas of investment banking, wealth management and trustee businesses. She is called to the Singapore bar and is a Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising). 

Zarina holds a Bachelor of Laws with Second Upper Honours from the University of Nottingham, U.K.

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