Roy Gori to succeed Donald Guloien as Manulife CEO

May 29 2017 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Manulife has appointed Roy Gori as the successor of president and chief executive officer Donald Guloien who is set to retire effective September 30 this year.

Gori, who was already set to become Manulife’s president next month, will succeed Guloien as CEO on October 1 and join the board.

Under Guloien, the Canada-based insurer weathered some difficult times and strongly expanded its earning.

Guloien was also responsible for expanding Manulife’s Asia and Wealth and Asset Management businesses.

Gori entered the company from Citi in early 2015.

At Citi, he took the position as head of consumer banking for North Asia and Australia, as well as regional head of retail banking for Asia Pacific.

Once Guloien officially signs off with the company, Gori will be responsible for the leadership of Manulife’s Canadian, US, and investment operations on top of Asia.

Apart from that, he is also expected to develop and execute a business strategy for Manulife.