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Sun Life Financial Inc (SLF.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Anderson

69 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Dean Connor

62 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Strain

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Claude Accum

2017 President - SLF Asia

Daniel Fishbein

2014 President - SLF U.S.

Jacques Goulet

2018 President - Sun Life Financial Canada

Stephen Peacher

55 2019 President - SLC Management

Helena Pagano

2018 Chief Human Resource and Communications Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Saunders

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Colm Freyne

2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Kevin Dougherty

2018 Executive Vice President - Innovation and Partnerships

Linda Dougherty

2017 Executive Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Global Marketing

Melissa Kennedy

2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer

Greg Dilworth

2018 Vice-President Investor Relations

Stephanie Coyles

52 2017 Independent Director

Martin Glynn

67 2010 Independent Director

Ashok Gupta

64 2018 Independent Director

Margaret Harris

61 2013 Independent Director

Sara Lewis

51 2014 Independent Director

James Peck

55 2019 Independent Director

Scott Powers

59 2015 Independent Director

Hugh Segal

68 2009 Independent Director

Barbara Stymiest

62 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Anderson

Mr. William D. Anderson, FCPA, FCA, is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Anderson is the Chairman of the Boards of Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Assurance. He was President of BCE Ventures, the strategic investment unit of the global telecommunications company BCE Inc., until he retired in December 2005. Mr. Anderson held senior positions including Chief Financial Officer of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada during his 14 years with that company. He spent 17 years with the public accounting firm KPMG, where he was a partner for nine years. Mr. Anderson was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in October 2011 and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dean Connor

Mr. Dean Arthur Connor is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Sun Life Financial Inc. Mr. Connor is President & Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Assurance. He was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year® for 2017 and received the Ivey Business Leader of the Year award in 2018 from the Ivey Business School. Prior to his appointment in December 2011 he held progressively senior positions with Sun Life Financial and Sun Life Assurance, including President, Chief Operating Officer, President of SLF Canada, and Executive Vice-President. Prior to joining the company in September 2006 Mr. Connor spent 28 years with Mercer Human Resource Consulting where he held numerous senior positions, most recently President for the Americas. Mr. Connor is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. He is a trustee of the University Health Network in Toronto and a director of the Business Council of Canada. Mr. Connor is a member of the Ivey Advisory Board, Ivey Business School, Western University and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council. He holds an Honours Business Administration degree.

Kevin Strain

Mr. Kevin David Strain is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. On May 29, 2017, Mr. Strain was appointed Executive Vice-President and CFO and is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of functions including Finance, Taxation, Capital, Investor Relations, Enterprise Services and Corporate Development. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Strain was President, SLF Asia, and has held several senior roles in the Corporate Office and the Canadian business including SVP, Individual Insurance and Investments, VP Investor Relations, VP Individual Finance and VP of Clarica’s Pension business.

Claude Accum

Daniel Fishbein

Dr. Daniel R. Fishbein is President - SLF U.S. of Sun Life Financial Inc. Mr. Fishbein has been our President, SLF U.S. since March 17, 2014 and is responsible for leading our United States insurance businesses, which include a stop-loss and employee benefits business, a voluntary benefits business and in-force blocks of individual life insurance.

Jacques Goulet

Mr. Jacques Goulet is President - Sun Life Financial Canada of the Company. Jacques is joining Sun Life Financial from Mercer, where he is President, Health and Wealth, with responsibility for the firm's global retirement, health, investment consulting, and investment management businesses. These businesses generate overUS$3.6 billionof revenue, serving clients in over 100 countries around the globe.

Stephen Peacher

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Clarkson Peacher is President - SLC Management of the Company. Mr. Peacher became our EVP and Chief Investment Officer on October 13, 2009, and on January 11, 2016 was appointed President, Sun Life Investment Management with responsibility for the strategy, development and performance of our invested asset portfolio, MFS Investment Management and Sun Life Investment Management, and our third party institutional asset management business which includes the Bentall Kennedy group of companies, Prime Advisors, Inc., Ryan Labs Asset Management Inc. and Sun Life Institutional Investments (Canada) Inc.

Helena Pagano

Mark Saunders

Mr. Mark S. Saunders is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Prior to March 2009, Mr. Saunders was Senior Technology Officer, Barclays Commercial Bank.

Colm Freyne

Mr. Colm Joseph Freyne is an Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He is responsible for the Company's finance, planning, taxation and investor relations activities and is a member of the Sun Life executive team. He had been Sun Life's Acting Chief Financial Officer since July 1, 2009. Mr. Freyne started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Ireland. He moved to TD Bank Financial Group where he became Chief Accountant in 1998. Mr. Freyne joined Sun Life in 2003 and has managed enterprise functions as Chief Auditor and then Senior Vice-President and Controller.

Kevin Dougherty

Mr. Kevin P. Dougherty is Executive Vice President - Innovation and Partnerships of the Company. Mr. Dougherty was our President, SLF Canada from January 1, 2010 to January 14, 2018 and he led our largest business group providing insurance, wealth management including mutual funds, group retirement services and group benefits in Canada. On January 15, 2018, Mr. Dougherty took on the role of Executive Vice-President, Innovation & Partnerships

Linda Dougherty

Melissa Kennedy

Ms. Melissa J. Kennedy is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer of the Company. Ms. Kennedy joined Sun Life from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, where she most recently served as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs. She began her career in private practice and has also worked in the enforcement branch at the Ontario Securities Commission and as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel for a Canadian bank. Kennedy was named Canada's General Counsel of the Year in 2012.

Greg Dilworth

Stephanie Coyles

Mrs. Stephanie Lynne Coyles is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Coyles is a corporate director. Her background is as a strategic consultant and advisor who has worked with a diverse clientele across North America, including retail, consumer distribution, private equity and business consulting organizations. She was previously Chief Strategic Officer at LoyaltyOne Co. from 2008 to 2012 and a principal at McKinsey & Company Canada from 2000 to 2008. In addition to the public company boards listed below, Ms. Coyles serves on the advisory board of Reliant Web Hosting Inc. and on the board of The Earth Rangers Foundation. She holds a Master in Public Policy degree. Ms. Coyles received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Martin Glynn

Mr. Martin John Gardner Glynn is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Glynn is Chair of The Public Sector Pension Investment Board. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank USA until his retirement in 2006. During his 24 years with HSBC, an international banking and financial services organization, Mr. Glynn held various senior positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Canada. He is a director of The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland and St Andrews Applied Research Limited and is on the Fund Advisory Board for Balfour Pacific Capital. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree.

Ashok Gupta

Mr. Ashok K. Gupta serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gupta is a corporate director. During his 40-year career in the UK insurance and financial services industry, he has held a number of senior executive, advisor and actuarial positions. From 2010 to 2013 he was an advisor to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual plc. Prior to this he held various senior positions with the Pearl Group plc (now Phoenix Group Holdings plc), Kinnect of Lloyd’s of London, CGU plc (now part of Aviva plc), Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Company (now part of Prudential) and Tillinghast, Nelson & Warren Inc. (now part of Willis Towers Watson plc). Mr. Gupta is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries. He is also Chairman of EValue Ltd., a director of New Ireland Assurance Company plc and a trustee of the Ethical Journalism Network. Mr. Gupta was involved in the UK public sector and served on the Actuarial Council and Codes and Standards Committee of the Financial Reporting Council in the U.K. between 2012 and August 2018, was Chair of the Defined Benefits Taskforce of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association from 2016 to 2017 and Joint Deputy Chair of the Procyclicality Working Group of the Bank of England from 2012 to 2014. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree.

Margaret Harris

Ms. Margaret . Marianne Harris is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Harris, a corporate director, was Managing Director and President, Corporate and Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch Canada, Inc., an international banking and financial services organization, until 2013. She held progressively senior positions during her 13-year career with Merrill Lynch and affiliated companies in Canada and the U.S., including President, Global Markets and Investment Banking, Canada, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Americas and Head of Financial Institutions, Canada. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Ms. Harris held various investment banking positions with RBC Capital Markets from 1984 to 2000, including Head of the Financial Institutions Group. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business and the Advisory Council for The Hennick Centre for Business and Law. Ms. Harris holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Juris Doctorate.

Sara Lewis

Ms. Sara Grootwassink Lewis, CPA is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lewis is a corporate director. Prior to 2009 she held progressively senior positions during her seven-year career with Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, including Executive Vice-President, and was Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2009. In addition to the public company boards listed below, Ms. Lewis serves on the Leadership Board and Governance Working Group for the United States Chamber of Commerce – Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and is Trustee of The Brookings Institution. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and a member of the Tapestry West Audit Committee Network. Ms. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

James Peck

Mr. James M. Peck has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Peck is President & Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. He has over 20 years of information management, global product development and engineering experience. Prior to joining TransUnion in 2012 Mr. Peck held progressively senior positions during his career with Reed Elsevier (now RELX Group), a FTSE 100 multinational information and analytics company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer of its LexisNexis Risk Solutions business from 2004 to 2012. From 1999 to 2001 Mr. Peck was General Manager, Online Business and Senior Vice-President, Product Development with Celera Genomics, a bio-technology firm that sequenced the human genome. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and is a director of CCC Information Services, Inc. Mr. Peck holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and received the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, issued by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Scott Powers

Mr. Scott F. Powers is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Powers, a corporate director, was President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors until his retirement in August 2015. Before joining State Street in 2008 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Asset Management Plc, the U.S.-based global asset management business of Old Mutual plc. Prior to 2008 Mr. Powers held senior executive positions at Mellon Institutional Asset Management, BNY Mellon’s investment management business, and at The Boston Company Asset Management, LLC. He has also served as a member of the Systemic Risk Council and the Advisory Board of the U.S. Institute of Institutional Investors

Hugh Segal

Mr. Hugh D. Segal, CM, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Segal is Principal of Massey College, University of Toronto. He was a Canadian senator from 2005 to July 2014. Before that Mr. Segal was President & Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He was formerly Vice-Chair of the Institute of Canadian Advertising. Mr. Segal is a Senior Advisor at Aird & Berlis LLP. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, a Distinguished Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University and a Senior Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Global Affairs. Mr. Segal is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy, an Honorary Captain of the Canadian Forces College, Chair of The NATO Association of Canada and Honorary Chair of the Navy League of Canada. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario.

Barbara Stymiest

Ms. Barbara G. Stymiest is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stymiest, a corporate director, was Chair of BlackBerry Limited, a global provider of wireless products and services, from January 2012 to November 2013. She was a member of the Group Executive at Royal Bank of Canada, an international banking and financial services organization, from 2004 to 2011. Ms. Stymiest was Royal Bank’s Group Head, Strategy, Treasury and Corporate Services from 2010 to June 2011 and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that she held senior positions in the financial services sector including Chief Executive Officer, TSX Group Inc., Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Partner, Financial Services Group, Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Stymiest is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and received an Award of Outstanding Merit from that organization in 2011. In addition to the public company boards listed below, she is the Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Vice-Chair of the University Health Network in Toronto. She holds an Honours Business Administration degree.