Raymond Lew is the Chief Executive Officer & President of Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad.
He is also the Country Head of Sun Life Malaysia, overseeing the insurance businesses of Sun Life Financial in Malaysia.
Raymond has been with Sun Life since 2013. Prior to his appointment as CEO in 2017, he was the Deputy CEO, overseeing distribution, marketing, analytics and client experience. In that role, he was instrumental in building trust and relationships with key business partners; securing new partnerships, launching and growing the very successful Insurance Specialists channel, all of which have led to the remarkable sales transformation of Sun Life Malaysia. He also spearheaded digital and process improvement as well as pioneered the transformation of client experience within the Company.
He has a wealth of experience, having assumed various senior management positions over the last 27 years in both local and international MNCs and financial institutions. His expertise covers a broad spectrum of areas across agency development, Bancassurance, alternative distribution, product development, marketing, corporate communication, training, wealth management etc.
Raymond holds a Bachelor in Education (Honours) and is also a Fellow of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (FMII).
Passionate about making a difference to the business community, Raymond had previously undertaken key contributing roles such as - EXCO member of National Insurance Association of Malaysia (NIAM) cum the Chairperson for the industry committees of Bijak Malaysia and Ceria Malaysia, which helped drive transformational growth as well as shaped the Bancassurance landscape in Malaysia. He was also the President for the 2017 – 2018 term for the Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC), a private non-profit organisation established to foster and enhance the business relationship between Canada and Malaysia. Since 2019, he also serves as a Management Committee member for the Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM), working together with other insurance leaders to accelerate our national aspiration of increasing the penetration rate of life insurance in Malaysia.