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Sun Life’s Kevin Dougherty to retire

By The IJ Staff | September 06 2019 01:30PM

Kevin P. Dougherty. | Photo: Réjean Meloche.

Kevin Dougherty, Sun Life’s Executive Vice-President, Innovation and Partnerships, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2019, announced Stephane Vigneault, VP, Insurance Distribution, Wholesale Channel, Sun Life.

Dougherty joined Sun Life in 1994 as Vice-President, Marketing and Sales for Group Benefits. He held the role of President of Sun Life Canada from 2004 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2017.

“Under Kevin's leadership, Sun Life Canada grew to the number one market positions in Group Benefits and Group Retirement Services and in Individual insurance sales,” stated Vigneault in a Sept. 5 announcement. “During this time, he was instrumental in building successful new lines of business including Sun Life Global Investments, Client Solutions and Defined Benefit Solutions and revitalized our business in Quebec.”

In 2018, Dougherty took on his current role of EVP, Innovation and Partnerships. “In this role, Kevin has helped Sun Life accelerate the development of our data and analytics capabilities and new relationships with digital players and partners. Under his leadership, his team has incubated new capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, biometrics, and behavioural science,” Vigneault said.

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