Kuala Lumpur - Manulife Malaysia officially opened its Regional Support Centre (RSC) in Juru, AutoWorld, Seberang Perai today. The RSC, which was previously located in Bukit Mertajam, was declared open by YB Puan Chong Eng, who was representing YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang. Puan Chong was accompanied by Manulife’s senior management members.
“Our relocation to Juru, one of the fastest growing business hubs in the state of Penang, will enable us to better serve our customers. It also reflects the company’s commitment to this region as a global market leader,” said Mr. Michael Chan, CEO of Manulife Insurance Berhad.
“Our Juru RSC is conveniently located to serve our customers in the northern region. Our customers will receive high quality customer services in our new office here in Auto World. This RSC provides facilities for training, customer service and marketing. It is also equipped with a proper set-up for our agency team to conduct recruitment activities. And, with its strategic location in AutoWorld, it will help to raise awareness about Manulife’s presence in the North,” continued Mr. Chan.
“There is still much room for growth in providing life insurance solutions as the penetration rate for life insurance stands at a low 43%. With our increased presence in key market centres, demonstrated by our relocation to Juru and the recent opening of new branches in Melaka and Kota Kinabalu, we are in a strong position to take advantage of the growth opportunities in this industry,” he further added.
Coming as Manulife globally celebrates 125 years as a strong, reliable, trustworthy Company providing forward-thinking solutions for its customers, this latest investment is part of its long-term commitment to Malaysia.
In conjunction with today’s opening, children from The Salvation Army Penang were invited to participate in the opening ceremony. The charity’s Home for Children also received food and stationery items from Manulife Malaysia.
To date, Manulife Malaysia has an extensive network of nine Regional Support Centres and more than 70 agency offices nationwide.
About Manulife Malaysia
Manulife Insurance Berhad, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife Holdings Berhad, is part of Canada-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Manulife Insurance Berhad currently serves the needs of more than 290,000 policyholders. Through its subsidiary companies, the Manulife Group offers an innovative range of financial protection and wealth management products and services to meet different customer needs. Manulife Holdings Berhad has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia since 1984. As at December 2011 its assets under management were over RM3.5 billion. Manulife Malaysia can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.my
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$500 billion (US$491 billion) as at December 31, 2011. 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.
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