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Manulife Appoints Pankaj Banerjee As New Chief Distribution Officer, Asia

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Faces & Happenings | 0 comments

Manulife has recently appointed Pankaj Banerjee as its new Chief Distribution Officer, Asia. Pankaj joins Manulife’s Asia Division Executive Committee and will also be a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team.

Pankaj will be responsible for growing, developing, and digitising Manulife’s agency force across its Asia markets. He will also focus on further strengthening Manulife’s bancassurance capabilities, while driving the adoption of digital channels and tools. He succeeds Vibha Coburn, who currently serves as CEO of Manulife Malaysia.

Pankaj brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry across Asia. He joins Manulife from AIA, where he most recently served as CEO, Group Partnership Distribution, covering all markets of AIA Group. Pankaj was previously CEO of AIA Sri Lanka, where he led various business transformation initiatives, including the development of a full-time quality agency model. Before AIA, Pankaj was with Prudential for nearly 10 years working across Southeast Asia, including serving as the founding CEO of Prudential Cambodia.

“Pankaj is highly regarded in the insurance industry for his work on expanding and deepening distribution, while driving solid results,” said Wadhwani. “His vast experience will help further progress our digitisation and growth ambitions within our agency force and bancassurance partnerships across Asia, fulfilling our commitment to make the lives of millions more customers every day better.”

Source: Manulife

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