Manulife names GM for emerging markets, Asia

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Manulife has appointed Sachin N. Shah (pictured) as its general manager, emerging markets, Asia, effective August 01.

Shah will join Manulife’s Asia executive committee and report to Anil Wadhwani, president & CEO, Asia, according to a company statement. He will also be a member of the company’s global leadership team. Shah will be responsible for driving the development of the company’s operations in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets – namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam – and the general managers of these territories will report to him.

Prior to joining Manulife, Shah was CEO for Asia-Pacific general insurance at AIG, a role he held from late 2018. He also spent 20 years with MetLife, where he was most recently chairman, president, and CEO of MetLife Japan.

“We are delighted to secure a leader of Sachin’s calibre,” said Wadhwani. “This appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to our Southeast Asia emerging market operations. Sachin has the talent, experience and ambition we were looking for to accelerate the transformation and growth of these businesses.”

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