Manulife names new senior executive vice president of Canadian division

Manulife Financial Corporation, a provider of life insurance, has promoted Marianne Harrison to senior executive vice president and general manager of Canadian division, effective January 1, 2013.

Ms Harrison will report directly to Manulife President and CEO Donald Guloien, and will also become a member of the Company's Executive Committee.

Mr Guloien, said: "I am pleased to announce that Marianne will lead our Canadian Division. She has a wide range of experience and successes at Manulife gained through a number of diverse assignments. Marianne's appointment is another example of how we are cross-developing our executive team at Manulife. She started in a corporate role and then transitioned to a line role; also moving seamlessly from Canada to the US, and back. She has excelled in each of her positions and built a solid reputation within and outside the Company."

Ms Harrison joined Manulife Financial in 2003, and prior to leading John Hancock Long-Term Care, had served as Executive vice president and Controller. Before that she was CFO, Wealth Management at TD Bank Financial Group. Prior to that, she served as vice president, Performance Management, TD Canada Trust.