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Manulife shuffles executive leadership team, names Damien Green as CEO of Manulife Asia

Toronto, Canada – Leading international financial services provider, Manulife, has announced the appointment of Damien Green, CEO of Manulife Hongkong, as the new CEO of Manulife Asia. Green will be reporting directly to Roy Gori, president and CEO of Manulife. His promotion coincides with other appointments in the executive leadership team for the company. The update aims to demonstrate the depth of the company’s leadership.

Green has extensive understanding and experience in the insurance industry. Green was the CEO of Manulife’s Hong Kong business, leading its operations for two years and five months. Upon joining the company in 2018, he held the position of chief strategy and transformation officer for Asia.

Prior to joining Manulife, he has held leadership roles in other companies across Asia namely as president and CEO of MetLife Korea. He has also served as the CEO of group corporate solutions at AIA and as a GM for business development at AustralianSuper.

On Green’s appointment, Gori said, “Today’s announcement underscores the depth of our leadership bench with the appointment of Damien.”

“These outstanding leaders bring strong track records for delivering results and have a shared passion for building winning teams. I look forward to working with them as we continue to drive growth across our franchise and advance our digital, customer leadership efforts,” Gori said.

In light of Green’s appointment as CEO, he will be replacing Anil Wadhwani who has left the company. Meanwhile, Pankaj Banerjee, chief distribution officer for Manulife Asia, will also serve as interim CEO of Manulife Hong Kong, pending completion of the appointment process for Green’s successor.