New Chief Operating Officer at Manulife

Linda Mantia, Manulife

Linda Mantia, Manulife

Financial services group Manulife has announced a change at the top, with a new Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Linda Mantia will commence her new role on October 3rd 2016, she will be a member of the Executive Committee and the global leadership team, and will lead approximately 7,100 people around the world, including in Asia's wealth hubs.

Standard Chartered and DBS

Mantia will replace Paul Rooney, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO), who has made the decision to leave the company. He has agreed to stay until the end of December and work with Ms. Mantia to ensure a smooth transition. Rooney was instrumental in a number of recent strategic transactions undertaken by Manulife, including the Standard Chartered and DBS partnerships.

Mantia will provide leadership to many of Manulife’s essential group functions, ranging from strategy creation to execution, on a global basis, ensuring they deliver strong and consistent value, expertise and thought leadership to Manulife’s and John Hancock’s businesses around the world.

She will play a critical role in defining corporate strategy, policies, standards, and processes, and will also drive and oversee Manulife’s innovation portfolio.

A Digital Disruptor

In her most recent role Mantia served as Executive Vice President of Digital, Payments and Cards at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada’s biggest lender.

She was responsible for RBC’s award-winning credit card business, as well as the bank’s mobile and online banking platforms. Prior to joining RBC Mantia worked at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and prior to that, she practiced corporate securities law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

«Linda is a collaborative, innovative and transformative leader, with deep roots in digital disruption and a passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences,» said Donald A. Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife.

 

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