News release

December 15, 2023

Sun Life Singapore appoints Christopher Albrecht as Chief Executive Officer

Singapore – (15 December 2023) 

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch (“Sun Life Singapore”) today announced the appointment of Christopher Albrecht as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January 2024.

Based in Singapore, Christopher will be responsible for leading the strategic and operational aspects of Sun Life Singapore business, with a focus on long-term sustainable growth, diversifying its business model and fostering top talent. Christopher will report to Karim Gilani, President, Greater China, Singapore and International High Net Worth, Sun Life Financial. This strategic appointment comes on the back of Sun Life Singapore’s strong momentum in 2023, with its latest innovative SunBrilliance Indexed Universal Life solution having been awarded several industry accolades. As the company reaches its milestone of collecting more than S$500m worth of premiums since April 2021, it will continue its growth trajectory in the new year.

Christopher brings with him over 25 years of valuable expertise in the insurance space, having held senior roles at HSBC Insurance (Singapore), Old Mutual International, Swiss Life and 1291 Group (Hong Kong). Having worked in the High-Net-Worth (HNW) banking, insurance, and brokerage sectors, he is able to provide 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.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Gilani said: “We are delighted to welcome Christopher to the team as we embark on the new year ahead of us, ripe with opportunities for our Singapore business amid rising wealth inflows and strong demand for wealth preservation. Christopher’s diverse background and international exposure make him an ideal fit for Sun Life Singapore’s next stages of growth. I am confident that with his leadership and extensive industry knowledge, we will drive greater success for the business, further unlock value for our partners and clients, and cement our status as the leading insurer for HNW insurance in Asia.”

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organisation providing asset management, wealth, insurance and health solutions to individual and institutional Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2023, Sun Life had total assets under management of C$1.34 trillion. For more information, please visit For more information about Sun Life Singapore, pls visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is an insurance company federally incorporated in Canada, with OSFI Institution Code F380 and its registered office at 1 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 0B6. It is regulated by Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Canada. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch (UEN T19FC0132B) is registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore as a foreign company, with its registered office at One Raffles Quay, #10-03 North Tower, Singapore 048583. It is licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Where Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Singapore Branch is referred to as “Sun Life Singapore”, this is strictly for marketing and branding purposes only, and no legal significance is expressed or implied. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is a member of the Sun Life group of companies. The Sun Life group of companies operates under the “Sun Life” name. Sun Life Financial Inc., the publicly traded holding company for the Sun Life group of companies, is not a product offering company and is not the guarantor of the obligations of its subsidiaries.

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