Sun Life CEO wins in Asia Business Leader Awards


Sun Life Fi­nan­cial Philip­pines CEO and Coun­try Head Riza Man­tar­ing was among the top ex­ec­u­tives within Asia who were hon­ored in the pres­ti­gious Asia Business Leader Awards (ABLA) or­ga­nized by global business news net­work CNBC.

The lone win­ner from the Philip­pines and the first Filip­ina to win in the ABLA, Man­tar­ing was be­stowed the “Asia Tal­ent Man­age­ment Award” in the cer­e­mony held re­cently in Shang­hai, China. She was hon­ored for be­ing a leader who rec­og­nizes the im­por­tance of tal­ent in both word and deed, and is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing, de­vel­op­ing, and re­tain­ing tal­ent, as well as nur­tur­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers in Asia.

It was un­der Man­tar­ing’s lead­er­ship that Sun Life be­came the No. 1 life in­sur­ance com­pany in the Philip­pines, a feat it has suc­cess­fully main­tained amidst ag­gres­sive com­pe­ti­tion and de­spite chal­leng­ing mar­ket con­di­tions.

Sun Life Asia Pres­i­dent Claude Ac­cum lauded Man­tar­ing for the achieve­ment. “Riza is truly de­serv­ing of the honor. Her ac­com­plish­ments in lead­ing Sun Life in the Philip­pines has been such an in­spi­ra­tion for the rest of our Asia of­fices, and I know that we will con­tinue to see her shine bright in the fu­ture,” he said.

For her part, Man­tar­ing ded­i­cated the honor to the Sun Life Fi­nan­cial Philip­pines team, em­pha­siz­ing that the suc­cess of an or­ga­ni­za­tion re­lies heav­ily upon the work of the col­lec­tive. “For a com­pany like ours that of­fers prod­ucts that are not tan­gi­ble, it's re­ally the em­ploy­ees and the ad­vi­sors who en­able Sun Life to con­nect with clients and demon­strate what we stand for,” she said. “They are the ones who set us apart from the rest, and it’s when they shine that Sun Life shines.”

Now on its 16th year, ABLA aims to pay trib­ute to top ex­ec­u­tives within Asia who demon­strate ex­cep­tional lead­er­ship and con­trib­ute pos­i­tively to an evolv­ing cor­po­rate Asia.

Sun Life Fi­nan­cial Philip­pines CEO and Coun­try Head Riza Man­tar­ing, first Filip­ina to win in the Asia Business Leader Awards.

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