Hong Kong – Manulife Financial has announced the appointment of Michael Huddart to the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager, Greater China. In this new role, Mr. Huddart will oversee Manulife’s operations in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan.
Mr. Huddart will take on the leadership role as Chairman of Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co. Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Manulife TEDA Fund Management Co., Ltd. in Mainland China as well as responsibility for Manulife’s asset management business in Taiwan. He will also continue to be Chief Executive Officer of Manulife (International) Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited in Hong Kong.
“The Greater China region offers great opportunities for Manulife to serve our existing and potential customers with professional financial protection and wealth accumulation solutions,” said Robert A. Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asia. “As one of our key leaders in Manulife Asia, Michael was the obvious choice for this newly-created role. For the last nine years, he has successfully led our life insurance, pension and wealth management businesses in Hong Kong and Macau, and during this period we have seen strong growth in sales, distribution and earnings.”
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