Manulife Asia has hired Anil Wadhwani as its new CEO as part of several important structural and leadership changes, the company announced.
The changes within the company aim to drive better alignment with its strategic priorities, accelerate the company's growth, optimize legacy blocks of business in North America and leverage Manulife's talent across geographies.
Wadhwani joins from Citi where he served in numerous global financial services leader roles including his most recent as global head of operations for its consumer bank, based in New York.
He brings 25 years’ experience with him primarily in growth roles across consumer banking in Asia, with a focus on customer experience and digitization. He has extensive wealth management and insurance distribution experience. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the U.S, which combined with his various different roles, will be valuable as Manulife Asia embarks on its next stage of growth.