Manulife appoints Tim Ramza as Chief Innovation Officer


TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial Corporation today announced that it has appointed Tim Ramza as Chief Innovation Officer, effective immediately.  The Chief Innovation Officer is a new role and is a member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Global Innovation Council, and reports to Donald A. Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Manulife is operating in a rapidly evolving environment characterized by heightened consumer expectations and technology-driven innovation," said Mr. Guloien.  "As Chief Innovation Officer, Tim will provide thought leadership on disruptive trends and guide our corporate innovation efforts in support of our vision of helping customers with their biggest financial decisions."

For the past two years, in the role of Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Strategy and Business Development, Mr. Ramza provided thought leadership on innovation and strengthened Manulife's ties with the startup community by acquiring and leading investments into exciting new technology companies.  He has been responsible for extending John Hancock's Wealth Management franchise into new markets and expanding wealth management revenue opportunities in the U.S.  Prior to joining John Hancock, he held various executive roles at Fidelity Investments, including Senior Vice President of Enhanced Platform Solutions for Advanced Wealth Ventures, and Senior Vice President of Technology Product Development for Fidelity's Family Office Services. Before joining Fidelity, Mr. Ramza held various executive leadership roles at Advent Software. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2014, we had 28,000 employees, 58,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of September 2015, we had $888 billion (US$663 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $23 billion in benefits, interest and other 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.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or

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Sean B. Pasternak

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