Manulife Hong Kong has appointed Patrick Graham as the chief executive officer of Manulife (International), overseeing Manulife’s business across Hong Kong and Macau, reporting to Damien Green, president and CEO, Manulife Asia.
Graham, who will become a member of the firm’s Asia division executive committee and global leadership team, assumes his new role on January 1 2023 and brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance and financial services industry.
He joins Manulife from Cigna, where he covered eight markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea and Singapore, in various senior leadership positions over the last decade with his most recent role as CEO, Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Cigna, Graham spent 14 years at GE Capital. For the past three years, he has also been director and treasurer of the US Asean Business Council.
Following the new appointment, Pankaj Banerjee, who since late May has held dual roles as interim CEO for Manulife (International) and chief distribution officer for Manulife Asia, will revert to being the full time chief distribution officer in January.
Green says: “With his outstanding leadership calibre and track record of delivering excellent results, Graham will lead our Manulife Hong Kong and Macau team to take our business to new heights.”