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Former Sun Life executive to lead Rise People expansion in Quebec

By The IJ Staff | May 14 2019 01:30PM

Rise People Inc., a digital HR, payroll and group benefits platform, announced on May 14 the appointment of Diane Lafontaine as Chief Quebec Officer of Rise, effective May 27.

Lafontaine has more than 25 years of business experience with organizations such as CBC/Radio-Canada, The Canadian Space Agency, and Sun Life for the last 8 years.

Her role will be to lead the expansion of Rise in Quebec, says the company. "The growth and development of Quebec is crucial to our strategy…Diane's business background and diverse experience in the group benefits and retirement savings space coupled with our one-of-a-kind, fully-integrated people management platform will ensure we offer a first-class digital experience to Quebec businesses," said Faiz Abdulla, founder and CEO at Rise People in an announcement. 

Last October, Rise and Sun life entered into a strategic relationship. In April, Rise launched an integrated benefits administration solution built in collaboration with Sun Life.

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