March 4, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial Corporation and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company today announced that
has been appointed to their Boards of Directors, effective
March 1, 2013.
Ms. Dabarno will sit on the Audit Committee.
Ms. Dabarno possesses extensive wealth management and distribution expertise gained from her many years of experience building and leading some of the largest wealth management platforms in
. Most recently, Ms. Dabarno served as Executive Chairman of
Partners Financial / GMP. Prior to that, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Richardson Partners Financial. Before joining
, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch Canada, and prior to that led sales for Merrill Lynch's International Private Client Group in
. She has chaired the boards of Meridian Securities, Canada Trust Insurance Company,
and First Canada Securities International as well as serving as trustee of Canada Trust Investment Income. Her director experience includes People Corporation, Canadian Trinity Life Insurance Company, Bridgepoint Health Foundation and Waterfront Toronto. Ms. Dabarno has contributed to the investment industry as a member of the Council of Governors of the Investment Funds Institute of
and as a director of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of
"We are delighted to welcome
," said Manulife Chair,
. "Sue is an innovative executive whose deep knowledge of wealth management and distribution will be an asset to our boards."
Ms. Dabarno is a graduate of
and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association. She has been awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal and honoured by the YWCA of
New York City
as a Woman of Distinction.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading
-based financial services group with principal operations in
the United States
. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were
) as at
December 31, 2012
. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in
and primarily as
the United States
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at
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