Mr Anil Wadhwani has been appointed President and CEO of Manulife Asia, effective November 13, 2017.
Mr Wadhwani is a global financial services leader who has spent his 25-year career with Citi, 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, and most recently served as the global head of operations for Citi's consumer bank, based in New York.
He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the U.S. This global perspective, and the varied leadership roles he has performed, will be valuable as Manulife Asia embarks on its next stage of growth.
This is one of the several important structural and leadership changes Manulife announced, 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.