Before becoming President in 2014, Mr. Dumas developed and implemented Quebec’s business strategy in addition to managing the Group Retirement Services and Group Benefits teams.
He joined Sun Life Financial in 2012 after a 28-year career with Mercer Canada, where as Senior Partner Group Member he managed and developed the Retirement, Risk and Finance practice for Canada and Latin America.
A recognized expert in the pension industry with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Dumas has extensive knowledge of the needs and expectations of Quebec businesses and their Clients.
In February 2018, Mr. Dumas was awarded the prestigious "Financial Person of the Year" title, heading Finance et Investissement's Top 25 ranking for the financial industry.
Robert Dumas is very active in the community. Mr. Dumas is the Board Chair of the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for Dans la rue, Centraide of Greater Montreal and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde.
He is also a member of the Board of Governors and a Board Member of Finance Montréal, and he sits on the Board of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec.
Mr. Dumas holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from Laval University and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.