Rowena Chan

President, Sun Life Financial Distributors (Canada) Inc., Senior Vice-President, Retail Advice & Solutions

A seasoned financial services executive with decades of experience, Rowena is passionate about bringing wellness and peace of mind to Canadians. Rowena leads Retail Advice & Solutions at Sun Life, encompassing the retail distribution omni-channel organization that delivers protection (life insurance), wealth, and health solutions to Clients at all life stages, in addition to the insurance solutions (life and health) manufacturing business. Through personalized trusted advice, holistic solutions, and innovative digitally enabled experiences, her team of advisors helps put Canadians on the path towards achieving lifetime financial security and living healthier lives.

Rowena is equally passionate about the development of talent and determined to improve the dynamics of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion for women and underrepresented minorities. She has made significant contributions in this space as a former Board Member of Career Edge, and VP of Ascend Canada.

Since joining Sun Life in 2019, Rowena has earned numerous prestigious awards including Insurance Business Canada’s Leader of Change, Insurance Business' Global 100 and Insurance Business Canada’s Elite Women Award for two consecutive years.  In 2020, Rowena was also awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women Award among Executive Leaders by the Women Exchange Network (WXN) for her role in advancing the societal and professional landscape for future generations.

Prior to joining Sun Life, Rowena held a series of senior executive roles at TD Bank Group across retail distribution, wealth management, product development, data & analytics and control functions. Rowena holds a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Toronto where she has been recognized as a Top 50 alumnus.