Isabelle Hudon, executive chairwoman, Sun Life Financial Quebec and senior vice president, client solutions, is embarking on the next chapter in her career as newly appointed Canadian Ambassador to France, Sun Life Financial Inc. announced on Friday.

"I'd like to congratulate Isabelle and wish her every success in her new role," says Dean Connor, CEO and president of Sun Life Financial, in a statement. "This is a special achievement in her career and the opportunity of a lifetime."

Hudon joined Sun Life in August 2010 as SLF Quebec president, a role she held until 2015. Under her leadership, the insurer experienced impressive growth in all business lines in Quebec and is a significantly more prominent brand within that marketplace.

Robert Dumas, who succeeded Hudon as president in 2015, will now assume the role of executive chairman, SLF Quebec.

Hudon will be leaving Sun Life as of Oct. 31.

Kevin Dougherty, president, Sun Life Financial Canada, will be announcing Hudon's successor as senior vice president, client solutions in the coming weeks.

In the interim, VĂ©ronique Dorval, vice president, client engagement and sponsored markets, and Kate Nazar, vice president, client solutions centre, will report to directly to Dougherty.

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