Helena Pagano

EVP & Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer at Sun Life Financial

Helena Pagano is Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer, Sun Life Financial. In this role, she is responsible for leading Sun Life’s global human resources and communications strategies. This includes supporting a diverse and inclusive culture that advances the talent and capabilities of Sun Life’s workforce, and leading a corporate communication strategy that positions Sun Life as one of the best insurance and asset management companies in the world.

Helena joined Sun Life in 2017, bringing with her deep global human resources expertise. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, supporting retail and institutional businesses. Helena has held a variety of human resources generalist and specialist functions in senior and leadership roles.

Helena holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ryerson University. She serves on the Board of the Artist's Health Alliance and is a United Way Major Individual Giving Cabinet Member.



  • EVP & Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

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