Sun Life names new president of Sun Life Asia

By May May   October 31, 2021 | 07:00 pm PT
Ingrid Johnson has been named the new president of Sun Life Asia, responsible for one of Sun Life's strategic pillars encompassing life, health and wealth management businesses in eight Asian markets, including Vietnam.

Johnson became the new President of Sun Life Asia on Oct. 26. She succeeds Léo Grépin, who left Sun Life on Oct. 15 to pursue other opportunities.

"Johnson 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," Kevin Strain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life, said.


Ingrid Johnson is the new President of Sun Life Asia.

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, Johnson spent 21 years with South African-listed Nedbank Group, a 53 percent subsidiary of Old Mutual Plc, where she held several progressively senior roles encompassing both the technical aspects of governance, finance, treasury, risk and capital management with large-scale international, corporate, business and retail clients.

As an excutive, she led 20,000 colleagues in delivering best-in-class client, culture and risk metrics, in addition to achieving sustainable financial performance and advancing leadership diversity.

While at Nedbank Group, Johnson led business transformation of Business Banking Cluster (servicing commercial clients) with results of such note as to merit a 2009 Harvard Business School case study that is still taught in business and leadership courses today.

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 and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate 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 June 30, 2021, Sun Life had total assets under management of $1.36 trillion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Vietnam (Sun Life) is a life insurance company with 100 percent capital from Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial service organization with 156 years of experience from Canada. Sun Life is an established industry pioneer and market leader in pensions for both individual and corporate clients in Vietnam.

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