Steven Fong will rejoin Sun Life Hong Kong Limited as general manager of distribution, with effect from January 23, and Martin Fortier, former chief risk officer of Sun Life Malaysia, has been appointed general manager of financial affairs, Sun Life announced on January 20.
Fong takes on the role formerly occupied by Belinda Au who is currently leading a new project within the Sun Life Asia Regional Office, with further details to be announced at a later date.
Over her seven years with the company, Au enhanced the company’s distribution channels and brand awareness among Hong Kong clients. Under Au’s leadership, the agency force size doubled, becoming a strong team of financial advisors for Sun Life clients.
In his new role, Fong leads all distribution channels including agencies and brokerages, as well as training and development of the agency force. Fong was the chief agency officer at Sun Life in 2018, where he drove agency sales growth through quality business for agency distribution.
Fortier brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role. Prior to joining Sun Life Hong Kong Limited on January 1 2020, Fortier was with Sun Life Malaysia, where he held various roles including chief risk officer, chief actuary, appointed actuary and chief financial management officer. In his new role, Fortier oversees strategy development and financial affairs including finance, actuarial, risk, asset liability management, investment and trustee business.