Monique Allen

Monique Allen

Senior Vice-President and CIO

Monique Allen is the SVP and CIO for Canadian Technology and Enterprise Architecture at Sun Life. In her role she has overall accountability for technology strategy and execution for the Canadian businesses, and architecture and digital solutions globally.

Monique is a business and technology leader who has more than 20 years of experience in financial technology.  Prior to joining Sun Life, Monique was the CIO at OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans. Monique was previously the general manager for the Canadian region at Finastra, one of the world’s top financial technology companies. In this role, Monique transformed several software businesses, modernizing the digital lending experience and transforming the FinTech product journey in Canada. Prior to that she held global technology roles at HP and P&G.

An advocate for leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion, Monique serves as a director on the boards of Hackergal, a not-for-profit organization that encourages coding for girls, Women in Capital Markets, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. She is a founding member of CILAR, the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. Her strengths in leadership and community involvement have been recognized by the Women in IT Awards Canada with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monique is a contributing author to The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She is an avid runner, cyclist, and musician; hobbies she shares with her husband and stepchildren.