Manulife has announced new appointments to its Greater China management team in Asia, including senior leadership changes in its Hong Kong operations and its life insurance joint venture in China.

Guy Mills has been promoted to executive vice president and appointed chief executive Officer of Manulife (International) Limited. He will oversee the continued growth of all the company’s businesses and distribution in Hong Kong and Macau, except for the mutual funds business.

In his new role, Mills will be based in Hong Kong, and will also join the company’s Asia Division Executive Committee and Manulife Group Management Committee
In addition, Zhang Kai will be appointed general manager of Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Company Limited subject to necessary regulatory approval. Ms Zhang has had more than 20 years of experience in banking and consulting across North America and Asia.

Roy Gori, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Asia, commented on the new appointments: "With such high-calibre and experienced management executives joining our senior management team, coupled with the continued strong leadership of Michael Huddart, we are well positioned to further expand our business in these important markets of the region."