Before becoming president in 2014, Robert built and implemented Québec’s business strategy, in addition to leading the Group Retirement Services and Group Benefits teams.
A recognized expert in the pension industry, Robert joined Sun Life in 2012 after a 28-year career with Mercer Canada. He managed and developed the Retirement, Risk and Finance practice for Canada and Latin America, as Senior Partner Group Member.
Robert has extensive knowledge of the needs and expectations of Québec businesses and their Clients, based on more than 35 years of experience.
Robert Dumas is very active in the community. As well as having served as board member for many philanthropic organizations, he has assisted fundraising efforts for numerous mental health foundations. A long-standing supporter of Centraide of Greater Montréal, Robert has served as board member and chair of the board over six years. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dans la rue and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Actuarial Science from Laval University, and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.