Roy Gori was appointed President of Manulife on June 5, 2017 and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board on October 1, 2017. He is also chair of Manulife’s executive leadership team.
Mr. Gori joined Manulife in March 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asia. In that role, he was responsible for Manulife Asia operations in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. During his time leading Manulife’s rapidly growing business in the region, Manulife Asia rolled out a new strategy to further accelerate its growth, strengthen its competitive position and reposition its business around its customers. Mr. Gori was also the driving force behind a number of key innovations that Manulife brought to market, including the award-winning Manulife MOVE insurance product.
Prior to joining Manulife, Mr. Gori was Head of Consumer Banking (North Asia and Australia) and Regional Head of Retail Banking (Asia Pacific) at Citigroup. In these roles, he was responsible for the company’s insurance and wealth management businesses and its Asia Pacific Sales and Distribution organization.
A native Australian, Mr. Gori has worked and lived in Sydney, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong, and is now based in Toronto.