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Manulife Hires Dr. Khoo Kah Siang as CEO Singapore from Great Eastern

Manulife has hired Dr. Khoo Kah Siang as Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Singapore from Great Eastern, with effect from 9th February 2018. He will also join Manulife’s Asia Executive Committee and report directly to Manulife Asia CEO, Anil Wadhwani.  He replaced Naveed Irshad, who was appointed Head of North America Legacy Business.

” Manulife Hires Dr. Khoo Kah Siang as CEO of Manulife Singapore from Great Eastern “

Dr Khoo joins from Great Eastern where he was the Senior Managing Director for Strategic Business Development and Regional Bancassurance in Southeast Asia.  Prior,  he had also held leadership roles including CEO of Great Eastern Singapore operations, CFO of Great Eastern Singapore and Deputy Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

He had also served in industry leadership positions, including Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, and President of the Life Insurance Association of Singapore.

Anil Wadhwani, Manulife Asia CEO: 

“We are pleased to welcome someone of Kah Siang’s calibre.  A true homegrown talent, with a proven track record in multiple leadership roles throughout his successful career. This appointment reflects the significance of our Singapore business and our commitment to further strengthening its performance, partnerships and talent.”

Dr. Khoo Kah Siang, Manulife Singapore CEO:

“I am thrilled to be joining Manulife, a company with deep roots in Singapore. I feel fortunate to join such a strong business, especially given Manulife’s ambitions to improve customer experience.  I am excited about becoming part of the team at Manulife and what we can achieve together.”

Source: Official Press Release


About Manulife


Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of September 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$806 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.1 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

  • Origin: Toronto, Canada
  • Assets: $1 trillion CAD ($806 billion)
  • Employees: 35,000 employees & 70,000 agents

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