Singapore - Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. has recently appointed Nirmala Nair as its Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.
Nirmala Nair is responsible for the Legal and Compliance functions in Manulife Singapore and is part of the senior leadership team. Her career spans more than 25 years. As an advocate and solicitor in private legal practice for nine years, Nirmala advised clients and conducted litigation on a wide range of matters, primarily on insurance related issues.
Nirmala left private practice and took on her first corporate counsel role in a leading general insurance company, followed by roles as Head of Legal and Compliance in two established life insurance companies in Singapore. She was responsible for the legal, corporate secretarial and regulatory compliance functions of the life insurance, wealth management and general insurance business of these companies.
Ms. Annette King, President and CEO of Manulife Singapore, said: “Nirmala is pragmatic and noted for her broad knowledge of insurance law and regulation. She is passionate about treating customers fairly and delivering business centric solutions that align fully with regulatory requirements. She will play a key role in ensuring that we uphold our P.R.I.D.E.* values and continue with the Fair Dealing implementation across the organisation.”
Clive Anderson, Manulife Singapore’s most recent Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, will continue with his oversight of the legal and compliance functions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and has taken on an expanded ASEAN role with Manulife Financial.
*Manulife Singapore’s P.R.I.D.E values consist of professionalism, real value to customer, integrity, demonstrated financial strength, and employer of choice.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients 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 C$514 billion (US$504 billion) as at June 30, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in 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 manulife.com.