Sun Life Financial Inc. executive Isabelle Hudon is embarking on a significant career change by leaving the insurer to become Canada’s ambassador to France.

Hudon joined Sun Life in 2010 and rose to become executive chair of Sun Life Financial Quebec and senior vice-president of client solutions.

“I’d like to congratulate Isabelle and wish her every success in her new role,” said Dean Connor, chief executive officer and president of Sun Life. “This is a special achievement in her career and the opportunity of a lifetime. We will greatly miss Isabelle’s impact on our clients and colleagues in Quebec and Canada, but I know she’ll do a sterling job as Canada’s ambassador to France.”

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Hudon replaces former Conservative cabinet Lawrence Cannon in the ambassadorial role. In naming her to the position last week, the federal government noted her strong experience and deep community involvement, including her role as president and chief executive officer of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

“I will always be grateful to Sun Life for the opportunity to work for an organization that cares so much about its people, culture and clients,” said Hudon. “I’d like to thank my team and all my Sun Life colleagues, especially those on the Canadian executive team, for believing in me and supporting me throughout the past seven years.”

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