September 4, 2018
TORONTO – Manulife today announced the appointment of Adrienne O’Neill to Head of Investor Relations, effective immediately. Ms. O’Neill will lead the Company’s global investor relations program, serve as the Company’s primary spokesperson to the investment community, oversee the preparation of investor communication materials and provide strategic counsel to Manulife’s senior management team.
“With over a decade of experience at Manulife and an extensive knowledge of financial reporting, Adrienne is very well positioned to lead our Investor Relations program,” said Phil Witherington, Chief Financial Officer. “I look forward to her leadership in continuing to build our global shareholder base.”
Ms. O’Neill will succeed Robert Veloso who has been appointed to Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Manulife. In this role, Mr. Veloso will lead the global financial planning process and provide objective reporting and forward-looking insights to Manulife’s executive leadership team. Since joining Manulife in 2010, he has held progressively senior roles in Investor Relations. Mr. Veloso holds a Masters of Business Administration from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and is a CFA charterholder.
In 2007, Ms. O’Neill joined Manulife and has held progressively senior roles in the Company’s wealth and insurance businesses. Most recently, she served as Head of Private Markets Business Office at Manulife Asset Management. Prior to joining Manulife, she worked in the advisory practice of a leading professional services firm.
Ms. O’Neill holds CPA, CA and CFA designations and is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University where she obtained an Honours BBA.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had about 35,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of June 30, 2018, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.6 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.