Sun Life Financial President and Chief Executive Officer, Dean A. Connor was today named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2017. In selecting Mr. Connor, the award program's Advisory Board cited Sun Life Financial's successful global business strategy under his leadership and vision, including its accelerated growth in seven Asian markets, the launch of new wealth and asset management businesses, and a number of acquisitions. Established in 1990, the CEO of the Year program is supported by presenting partner Bennett Jones, media partners National Post and BNN, and founding partner Caldwell Partners. Sunlife, headquartered in Toronto, has operations in a number of Asian markets, including Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia. As of September 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of C$934 billion.