TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial today announced that
its executives, Jacqui Allard and Sue Reibel, have been recognized by
the Women's Executive Network as two of "Canada's Most Powerful Women".
The award recognizes women who are "proven achievers and strong
contributors to their organization, their fields of endeavour and their
Ms. Allard and Ms. Reibel were recognized in the Corporate Executive
category which acknowledges excellence in management, corporate
performance, community service, vision and leadership.
Jacqui Allard, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations and Chief
Information Officer, Investment Division, is responsible for the global
operations and information systems functions for Manulife's Investment
Division. Ms. Allard also sits on the Advisory Committee of Women in
Capital Markets, an organization devoted to the advancement of women in
the capital markets field.
"Jacqui's exceptional intelligence, her strong leadership skills and
unwavering commitment to Manulife have been invaluable to the firm,"
said Warren Thomson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief
Investment Officer. "In just four short years, Jacqui transformed our
operations, reporting and analytics systems to become significantly
more productive than our industry peers. That is just one reason she is
such a highly valued and respected member of our team."
Sue Reibel, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Group Benefits
and Retirement Solutions, is responsible for the teams who meet the
employee benefits and retirement needs of Canadian employers and their
employees. Ms. Reibel also serves as a member of the Board of Governors
and Investment Oversight Committee for Wilfrid Laurier University as
well as Chair of the University's Pension Committee.
"Sue's leadership skills and strong business acumen have taken
Manulife's group retirement business to the number one sales position
in Canada, a position we have held for three years" said Paul Rooney,
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Her
contributions to the industry are not confined to Manulife. Sue helped
revolutionize retirement savings policy in Canada and was a thought
leader in the area of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs), an issue
of great importance for Canadians. In fact, under Sue's leadership,
Manulife became the first company in Canada to receive federal approval
to administer PRPPs."
Recent Manulife recipients of the Canada's Most Powerful Women Award
include: Gail Cook-Bennett, former Board Chair, Lynda Sullivan,
Executive Vice President and Controller, Cindy Forbes, Executive Vice
President and Chief Actuary, Stephani Kingsmill, Executive Vice
President, Human Resources and Communications and Marianne Harrison,
Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division.
In 2013, Manulife Financial was also recognized as a Top 100 Employer in Canada for the third consecutive year and Top Employers for Young People for the second consecutive year.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group
with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States.
Clients look to Manulife for 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$575 billion (US$559
billion) as at September 30, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife
Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the
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.
Image with caption: "Jacqui Allard, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer, Investment Division, Manulife Financial. (CNW Group/Manulife Financial Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131203_C5978_PHOTO_EN_34049.jpg
Image with caption: "Sue Reibel, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions, Manulife Financial (CNW Group/Manulife Financial Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131203_C5978_PHOTO_EN_34051.jpg
SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation
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