Ms. Ingrid Johnson is President of Sun Life Asia, responsible for one of Sun Life’s fastest growing strategic pillars focused on life, health and wealth management businesses in eight Asian markets. She is a purpose-driven leader, with a passion for leading transformational strategic change through developing talent, a high-performance culture and building enduring Client relationships.
Ms. Johnson has over 25 years of international commercial experience in the insurance and financial services industries. Most recently, she was the Group Finance Director of the then GBP 12 billion market cap dual London and South Africa listed Old Mutual plc, and a Member of its various subsidiary boards.
Prior to this, Ms. Johnson spent 21 years with South African listed Nedbank Group, a 53% subsidiary of Old Mutual plc and one of South Africa’s four largest banks. During that time, she held several progressively senior roles encompassing both the technical aspects of governance, finance, treasury, risk and capital management with leading large scale sustainable change of the businesses servicing international, corporate, business and retail clients. This culminated in her role as Group Managing Executive: Retail and Business Banking to collaboratively lead 20,000 colleagues in delivering best-in-class client, culture and risk metrics, in addition to achieving sustainable financial performance and advancing leadership diversity.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Ms. Johnson is a Chartered Accountant and holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.