Sun Life Financial announced the appointment of Helena Pagano as Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, effective June 11, 2018, she is reporting to Dean Connor, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial 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.
Helena is responsible for leading Sun Life’s enterprise-wide human resources and communications strategies, programs and governance. It is a critically important role as drive for a disproportionate share of top talent, wrapped in a diverse, inclusive and engaging culture.
Helena brings deep global human resources expertise, with more than 20 years in financial services supporting retail and institutional businesses. Prior to joining Sun Life, she held several senior roles in financial services. She joins an Executive Team committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes strong female representation in leadership roles. Helena succeeds Carrie Blair who announced her retirement from Sun Life earlier this year.
Helena is a Board Member of the Artists’ Health Alliance and is a member of the United Way’s Major Individual Giving Cabinet.