Sun Life Financial Canada has appointed Jacques Goulet as president, with current president Kevin Dougherty moving into the newly created role of executive vice-president of innovation and partnerships.

Goulet joins Sun Life from Mercer, where he was president of health and wealth, and responsible for the organization’s global retirement, health, investment consulting and investment management businesses. In the new role, he will be responsible for Sun Life’s group benefits, group retirement services, individual wealth, insurance and investment management businesses in Canada.

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Goulet first joined Mercer as a consultant in Toronto in 1998. Over nearly 20 years with the organization, he has worked in Paris, Geneva and New York City in a variety of roles, including the chief executive officer for France and retirement business leader.

Dougherty’s new role will focus on digital health solutions, the organization’s insurance research lab, external innovation partnerships, the growth of data analytics capabilities and the use of artificial intelligence and Sun Life’s global reinsurance business.

Before he was appointed president of Sun Life Financial Canada in 2010, Dougherty was president of Sun Life Global Investments.

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