MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Standard Life Assurance Company of
Canada ("Standard Life") is pleased to announce the appointment of five
vice-presidents to the company's senior management team.
Bruce Williams, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Bruce Williams recently joined Standard Life to lead corporate development for
Canadian initiatives, such as joint ventures, alliances, partnerships, and
mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Williams' professional background is in strategic consulting and retail,
commercial and wealth management banking at the national and international
levels. He has led front-line sales and service operations across various
distribution channels and been responsible for finance, risk, marketing,
electronic banking and compliance functions. His experience includes the
implementation of transformational initiatives, such as start-ups and
turnarounds, and the development of new markets and value propositions.
Mr. Williams holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree from
Anouk Hébert, Vice-President, Group Insurance, Customer Experience
Anouk Hébert is responsible for the delivery of health and absence management
services across Canada. She also manages delivery of the company's Group
Insurance claims services, provided by TELUS Health which supplies systems and
services for group insurance claims at Standard Life.
Ms. Hébert has extensive experience in group insurance and disability
management. She joined Standard Life in 2000 and served as Associate
Vice-President, Health and Absence Management, before being named
vice-president. She began her career in health and disability management with
a life insurance company.
Ms. Hébert earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the
l'Université du Québec à Montréal.
Christiane Vachon, Vice-President, Compliance, Financial Crime and Privacy
Christiane Vachon previously worked inprivate practice and as in-house
counsel in Montréal and Toronto focusing on legal affairs, compliance,
privacy and anti-money-laundering for financial institutions and securities
Ms. Vachon holds a LLM (Business Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York
University. She is a member of the Québec Bar and the Law Society of Upper
Ingrid Gendreau, Vice-President, Legal Affairs
Ingrid Gendreau joined Standard Life as Associate General Counsel in 2009
specializing in contracts, reinsurance and real estate. She recently assumed
additional responsibility for legal services related to products, litigation
Ms. Gendreau began her legal career in private practice then worked in-house
focusing on commercial, corporate and reinsurance matters.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, McGill University, where she obtained
degrees in civil law (BCL) and common law (LLB). She is a member of the
Annie Pelchat, Vice-President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Operations
Annie Pelchat is responsible for compensation, pension, group benefits,
including health and wellness initiatives, as well as payroll and human
resources information systems. She joined Standard Life in 2010 as Assistant
Vice-President, Total Rewards. She previously worked in compensation in the
Ms. Pelchat holds a Bachelor of Industrial Relations (BSc) degree from the
Université de Montréal and a Masters in Human Resources Management (MSc)
from HEC Montréal.
About Standard Life
Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions
to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance
Standard Life in Canada has been doing business for 180 years and has
approximately 2,000 employees. It operates under Standard Life Financial Inc.,
which wholly owns The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard
Life Mutual Funds Ltd.
Standard Life Financial is the largest operation outside of the United Kingdom
of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Standard Life plc has around six million customers worldwide and operates in
the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and globally with Standard Life
As of June 30, 2013, Standard Life plc had $372.5 billion in assets under
administration, including $45.4 billion in Canada through Standard Life
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