John Hancock president and CEO to retire; named successor

Prior to his current role, Tingle held various leadership roles in marketing, strategy, and operations for John Hancock Insurance.

“Brooks is a highly respected leader in our industry who brings a deep passion for the work we do,” Gori said in a news release.

“I am excited to welcome her to the executive leadership team, and on behalf of our entire organization, wish Marianne the best in retirement.”

One of the largest life insurer in the USJohn Hancock is a financial services firm that serves 10 million Americans through a range of financial products, including life insurance and annuities.

The Boston-based firm also offers investment capabilities, retirement planning, and administration expertise to individuals and institutions.

‘Champion for colleagues’

Harrison has been president and CEO of John Hancock since 2017. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Manulife’s Canadian division, president and general manager of John Hancock’s long-term care business, and Manulife’s Corporate Controller.

The company praised him for being a “consistent champion for colleagues, a valuable member of Manulife’s executive leadership team, [and] a strong advocate of DEI.”

He also successfully led John Hancock through the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Marianne’s strong passion for our people has been a hallmark of her tenure. Throughout his leadership at John Hancock, he has helped transform the business with an unwavering focus on our customers, shareholders and the communities in which we operate,” said Gori.

“I am confident that he and Brooks will transition smoothly to John Hancock’s leadership, given their shared passion for our mission.”

Seamless transition

Harrison said it has been an honor to work with colleagues throughout Manulife for the past 20 years, and to lead John Hancock for the past five years.

He also praised his successor’s “bold vision” for the industry and commitment to customers.

“I am confident [Tingle] will make John Hancock a stronger organization poised for future success,” said Harrison.

Tingle, for his part, said he expects a seamless transition.

“As a life insurer, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to help people live longer, healthier, better lives,” he said.

“Doing so means we can create shared value between our shareholders, customers and society – all aligned with improved longevity and better health outcomes.”

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