Sun Life Financial International invests in Bermuda

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda office to increase employee numbers by more than 50 per cent by end-of-year and launches Rotational Leadership Development Programme for recent Bermuda graduates

Left to right: Daniel R. Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S.; Dean A. Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial; and Andrew A. Darfoor, Senior Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial International

Sun Life Financial International today announced plans to accelerate expansion in its Bermuda operation. The Bermuda office has been growing its employee numbers since 2012 and by the end of the year, the two-year growth rate will be more than 50 per cent. Plans are in place to hire additional employees in Bermuda to support the overall growth of Sun Life Financial International in 2015.

Dean A. Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial; Daniel R. Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S.; and Andrew A. Darfoor, Senior Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life Financial International, are visiting the Island this week and will meet with the Premier to discuss the company’s commitment to Bermuda and to growing its business on the Island.

The senior executives will also discuss with the Premier the launch of a Rotational Leadership Development Programme (RLDP) in Bermuda. The programme, consisting of three one-year rotations, aims to provide recent Bermudian graduates with critical business skills, knowledge of the insurance and financial services industries, and a broad understanding of Sun Life’s products, customers and business strategy. Bermudian college seniors and/or graduate students with upcoming graduation dates and high leadership potential are invited to apply. Upon completion of the programme, successful RLDP participants will have the opportunity to apply for permanent roles at the company.

“The visit to Bermuda by our global and U.S. leaders shows the company’s strategic commitment to the Sun Life Financial International business and our accelerating interest in expanding our presence on the Island,” said Mr. Darfoor.

“The growth in the Bermuda office will continue to mirror growth in our global footprint,” added Darfoor. “We are proud of the great work of our talented Bermudian team and are pleased to continue to hire employees locally. We believe our investment in growing the Bermuda team and training a new generation of business leaders through our Rotational Leadership Development Programme will further strengthen our integrated customer proposition, encompassing investment and intergenerational wealth transfer solutions in key global markets.”

Sun Life Financial’s presence in Bermuda dates back to 1881 and the company established its Bermuda-based business, Sun Life Financial International, in 1996.

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