Sun Life Singapore Appoints new CEO


ChristopherChristopher Albrecht has been appointed as the new CEO of Sun Life Singapore, commencing his role from January 1st. Based in Singapore, he will oversee the strategic and operational dimensions of Sun Life Singapore, focusing on driving sustainable growth, expanding the business model, and cultivating skilled professionals. With an extensive background in the insurance sector spanning more than 25 years, Albrecht has held senior roles in several firms such as HSBC Insurance (Singapore), Old Mutual International, Swiss Life, and 1291 Group (Hong Kong).

His expertise spans across high-net-worth (HNW) banking, insurance, and brokerage, providing a comprehensive understanding of the market. Originally from the UK, Albrecht relocated to Singapore in 2005 and later to Hong Kong in 2017, gaining valuable insights into the Asian insurance sector. Sun Life Singapore's appointment of Albrecht holds strategic significance, especially amid the company's notable progress in 2023. This includes acclaim for their innovative SunBrilliance Indexed Universal Life solution, earning recognition from the industry. Additionally, the company reached a significant milestone by amassing over S$500 million in premiums since April 2021, aiming to sustain this growth momentum in the upcoming year.

Albrecht will be under the leadership of Karim Gilani, who serves as the President of Greater China, Singapore, and International High Net Worth at Sun Life Financial. Gilani expressed excitement about Albrecht joining the team, citing the promising opportunities ahead for Sun Life Singapore amidst increased wealth inflows and a robust demand for wealth preservation. Gilani emphasized that Albrecht's diverse background and global exposure make him an ideal fit for steering Sun Life Singapore's growth. He expressed confidence that Albrecht's leadership and extensive industry expertise will drive success for the business, unlock further value for partners and clients, and solidify the company's position as a premier insurer for HNW individuals in Asia.

Current Issue