Singapore - Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has recently expanded its Senior Management team with key appointments in Finance & Investment, Underwriting and its Strategic Initiatives Office as part of its growth strategy.
Ms Annette King, President and CEO of Manulife Singapore said: “We are focused on growing our business here and it is essential for us to have talented and experienced leaders on board to support our objectives.”
Leo Ng is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial & Investment Officer. He has worked with Manulife in a range of roles for over 16 years, with his most recent role as the CFO in the Company’s Malaysia operations. Prior to that, he was the corporate actuary of the Hong Kong operations, product manager of Hong Kong Wealth Management and held a range of positions in the Asia regional office and in Toronto. Leo’s experience extends beyond the actuarial and finance functions. As the product manager for Manulife Investment Solutions, a very successful Wealth Management product, he was accountable for the manufacturing, marketing and sales of the product and was selected as Manulife's 2004 Stars of Excellence, Corporate Asia Honoree. This program recognizes employees for their outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the Company’s success.
Ms King said: “Leo’s deep understanding of Manulife’s strategy and culture is underpinned by his extensive experience in a wide range of finance-related roles, making him the ideal person to continue driving forward our financial management and investments.”
Carolyn Pritchard is Vice President, Operations & Chief Underwriter. She is responsible for both New Business and Claims. Carolyn was responsible for Underwriting and Claims for the US Division of John Hancock for the past nine years. In this role she was responsible for research and implementation of a variety of initiatives in support of underwriting guidelines for both John Hancock and Manulife Bermuda products. She was a key member in the development of Manulife’s Bermuda Branch. She started her underwriting career in 1987, working for some of the major insurers in North America.
Ms King added: “With her many years of experience in Underwriting and Claims, including implementing underwriting core competency and redesigning work processes to achieve significant productivity gain, Carolyn will be a great asset in delivering Manulife Singapore’s business strategy in the High Net Worth space as well as in growing new business market share.”
Nicola Vincent is Vice President and Head of Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO). As the Head of SIO, she will focus on raising the execution capability in the organization as well as the delivery of key strategic initiatives. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and has focused her career on managing strategic change programs, globally and within divisions. She has strengths in business process re-engineering, off-shoring and efficiency projects.
“Nicky has demonstrated strong leadership, interpersonal skills and technical competencies in project management. She has been a key player in major initiatives within the efficiency work stream, and has contributed well as a core team member of the SIO team. Her skills will be great addition to our team and at this phase of development in our Singapore business,” said Ms King.
About Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation.
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$500 billion (US$491 billion) as at December 31, 2011. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.