Kevin Strain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. announced that Ingrid Johnson is the new President of Sun Life Asia, effective Oct. 26. She succeeds Léo Grépin, who left Sun Life on Oct. 15. 

In this role, Johnson is responsible for one of “Sun Life's fastest growing strategic pillars encompassing life, health and wealth management businesses in eight Asian markets – China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam,” stated the company. 

"We're excited that Ingrid is joining Sun Life. She brings significant leadership experience and deep international expertise in insurance and financial services," said Strain. "Ingrid will continue to foster growth and build scale in our Asia businesses where we are focused on providing protection, health and wealth management solutions to Clients in the fast-growing middle class and high net worth markets. We thank Léo for his many contributions to Sun Life over the years and wish him well in the future." 

Johnson has more than 25 years of international commercial experience in the insurance and financial services industries. Most recently, she was the Group Finance Director of dual London and South Africa listed Old Mutual plc and a member of its various subsidiary boards. Prior to this, Ms. Johnson spent 21 years with South African listed Nedbank Group, a 53% subsidiary of Old Mutual plc. 

"I'm delighted to be joining Sun Life, whose purpose and values resonate deeply with mine. Health and Wealth are vital cornerstones to the wellbeing of all in society, and I look forward to working with the talented leaders, partners, advisors and their teams in accelerating Sun Life's transformational impact in Asia. I am thrilled to be a part of this next exciting phase of Sun Life's global contribution to helping Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives," stated Johnson. 

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Johnson is a Chartered Accountant, holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.