Sun Life Financial International Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Officially Open New Headquarters Office in Bermuda

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Sun Life Financial International today hosted a ribbon cutting to officially open its new headquarters at Washington House.

Photographed from Left to Right are: Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, The Hon. Everard (Bob) Richards, JP, MP; Premier, the Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP; Darin Minors, Senior Office Manager, Sun Life Financial International; Ed Betteto, VP, Life Insurance Solutions, Sun Life Financial International; Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S.; and Niall O’Hare, VP and CFO, Sun Life Financial International.

In attendance from Sun Life were: Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S.; Niall O’Hare, VP and CFO, Sun Life Financial International; Ed Betteto, VP, Life Insurance Solutions, Sun Life Financial International; and Darin Minors, Senior Office Manager, Sun Life Financial International, responsible for overseeing the company’s relocation.

Sun Life Financial International established its Bermuda-based, High Net Worth business in 1996 and there are many employees who have been with the business in Bermuda since its inception.

“It has been a great experience seeing our business and our office grow in terms of opportunities and size” shared Duarte de Frias, AVP, Controller, Sun Life Financial International. “As a long-term employee I have seen that Sun Life’s commitment to Bermuda has been constant, this investment in both space and people further demonstrates the long-term view that Sun Life believes in Bermuda and I am very much looking forward to the next chapter of the company’s history on the Island”.

Premier, the Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP, and Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, The Hon. Everard (Bob) Richards, JP, MP, cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony along with the Sun Life executives.

“Sun Life Financial International celebrates 20 years since its establishment in Bermuda, with a commitment to doing business here that dates back much longer. I am happy to join the company and its staff in officially opening their new office space on Church Street and thank them for their dedication to our Island, to hiring and training Bermudians and now to providing their team with this modern, spacious office for doing business. Congratulations to Sun Life in their new office,” said the Honourable Michael Dunkley, JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda.

“Congratulations to Sun Life Financial International on the opening of their new office. Sun Life Financial International does business all around the world and chose Bermuda as one of their office locations many years ago. Since then the company has invested in its Bermudian staff and in growing their company here and I thank them for their continued commitment to Bermuda,” said the Hon. Everard Bob Richards, JP, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

“This ribbon cutting is an opportunity for us to showcase our new, larger headquarters, and to celebrate all the hard work that our team has done over the years to grow our presence in Bermuda,” said Niall O’Hare, VP & CFO, Sun Life Financial International. “Many of our employees have been with Sun Life since we first established our International business in Bermuda. Twenty years later, our commitment to growing our presence here is as strong as ever and I congratulate the team on all their efforts to date. Being centrally located in Hamilton and having a pleasant, modern and green work environment is important to all of us and we look forward to continued success in our new location. We currently have more than 50 employees in Bermuda, and expect that this new 16,000 square foot space will allow us to continue to grow our employment on the island in the future.”

“The Sun Life Financial family of companies is very proud to operate in Bermuda. In fact, we have been doing business here for more than a century. Bermuda is a leading international financial centre with an exceptional talent pool,” commented Dan Fishbein, President, Sun Life Financial U.S. “It is for this reason that we continue to invest in growing our presence here. We are delighted to have the Premier and Minister Richards join us in the celebration of the opening of our new headquarters for our International business.”

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