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Paul W. Derksen

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Paul W. Derksen, Chair of the Board and Independent Director

Paul W. Derksen was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. until March 2007, where he was also responsible for Sun Life Financial’s Actuarial, Investment and Risk Management functions and for Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations.

Prior to joining Sun Life, Mr. Derksen was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CT Financial Services Inc. and Canada Trustco Mortgage Company and Chairman of Tuscan Property Ltd, and Executive Vice President and director of Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Mr. Derksen was the lead director of CI Financial Corporation and has served on the boards of a number of public, private and charitable organizations.

Mr. Derksen is a CPA, CA and holds an Honours B.A. in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.