Manulife makes innovative appointment

In a move to vault the company ahead of its competitors it’s gone and promoted one of its up-and-comers to a new position that could be a difference maker

Manulife Financial has appointed Tim Ramza as Chief Innovation Officer, effective immediately. 

Ramza moves into this newly created role after two years in the role of Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Strategy and Business Development. He will be a member of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Global Innovation Council, and will report directly to Donald A. Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Manulife is operating in a rapidly evolving environment characterized by heightened consumer expectations and technology-driven innovation," said Mr. Guloien.  "As Chief Innovation Officer, Tim will provide thought leadership on disruptive trends and guide our corporate innovation efforts in support of our vision of helping customers with their biggest financial decisions."

Ramza’s big responsibility in his previous position involved moving John Hancock's Wealth Management franchise into new markets and expanding wealth management revenue opportunities in the U.S.  Prior to joining John Hancock, he held various executive roles at Fidelity Investments.