Dec. 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - Manulife Financial today announced that its executives,
, have been recognized by the Women's Executive Network as two of "
Most Powerful Women". The award recognizes women who are "proven achievers and strong contributors to their organization, their fields of endeavour and their communities."
Ms. Allard and Ms. Reibel were recognized in the Corporate Executive category which acknowledges excellence in management, corporate performance, community service, vision and leadership.
, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer, Investment Division, is responsible for the global operations and information systems functions for Manulife's Investment Division. Ms. Allard also sits on the Advisory Committee of Women in Capital Markets, an organization devoted to the advancement of women in the capital markets field.
"Jacqui's exceptional intelligence, her strong leadership skills and unwavering commitment to Manulife have been invaluable to the firm," said
, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. "In just four short years, Jacqui transformed our operations, reporting and analytics systems to become significantly more productive than our industry peers. That is just one reason she is such a highly valued and respected member of our team."
, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Group Benefits and Retirement Solutions, is responsible for the teams who meet the employee benefits and retirement needs of Canadian employers and their employees. Ms. Reibel also serves as a member of the Board of Governors and Investment Oversight Committee for
Wilfrid Laurier University
as well as Chair of the University's Pension Committee.
"Sue's leadership skills and strong business acumen have taken Manulife's group retirement business to the number one sales position in
, a position we have held for three years" said
, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Her contributions to the industry are not confined to Manulife. Sue helped revolutionize retirement savings policy in
and was a thought leader in the area of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs), an issue of great importance for Canadians. In fact, under Sue's leadership, Manulife became the first company in
to receive federal approval to administer PRPPs."
Recent Manulife recipients of the
Most Powerful Women Award include:
, former Board Chair,
, Executive Vice President and Controller,
, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary,
, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications and
, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division.
In 2013, Manulife Financial was also recognized as a
Top 100 Employer in Canada
for the third consecutive year and
Top Employers for Young People
for the second consecutive year.
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
September 30, 2013
. 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
SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation