Sandeep Asthana is the India Country Head of Sun Life Financial, a leading international provider of protection and wealth accumulation products headquartered in Canada. In his role Sandeep manages Sun LifeFinancial's interest in its two joint ventures in India –Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Co. Ltd. and Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd. A Chemical Engineer from IIT Mumbai and MBA from IIM Lucknow, Sandeep started his career with Unit Trust of India in 1993, and was closely involved withits plans for entry into life insurance and pensions. He joined Zurich Financial Services in 2000, and headed the life insurance planning team. In 2003, Sandeep joined RGA, a leading US-based life and health reinsurer, and built up their business in India to make it a leading reinsurance player in India. Prior to joining Sun Life in 2011, Sandeep was Managing Director of RGA Services India Pvt. Ltd.