Robert A. Cook is Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Asia and a member of Manulife Financial’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Cook is responsible for Manulife operations in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prior to his current appointment in 2007, Mr. Cook served as Executive Vice President, U.S. Insurance Group. In this capacity he oversaw the John Hancock Life Insurance, Long-term Care, and Financial Network business units.
During more than 30 years at Manulife, Mr. Cook has held management positions in the company’s U.S., Canadian, International and Corporate divisions. He has been located at various times in Toronto, Waterloo, Boston, England, and currently is based in Hong Kong. His experience spans a number of areas including: strategic planning, product management for insurance and annuities, sales, and marketing.
Mr. Cook is President of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a General Committee Member of the Employer’s Federation of Hong Kong as well as Chairman of its Insurance Group. He is a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.
Mr. Cook is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Calgary and holds an MBA in Finance.