Following the retirement of Guy Mills at the end of this year, Damien Green will become chief executive of Manulife – overseeing its businesses in Hong Kong and Macau, effective January 1.
Green (pictured) is currently Manulife’s chief strategy and transformation officer for Asia and a member of its Asia division’s executive committee. In his new role, he will continue to report to Manulife Asia chief executive Anil Wadhwani.
He replaces long serving Manulife executive Mills; Mills, who has served in a variety of leadership roles at the life insurer, and became Hong Kong chief executive in January 2016, will become chairman of the board to Manulife (International) and senior advisor to Wadhwani.
“Hong Kong is one of Manulife’s most important and successful markets,” said Wadhwani. “This is a great opportunity for [Green] to drive our ambition to become the most digital, customer-centric global company in our industry. I am confident we will continue to see the business flourish even further under his leadership.”
Green joined Manulife in December 2018 and previously led MetLife’s businesses in Korea and Australia and AIA’s business in Australia. He has also held a number of regional executive positions across multiple Asian markets and industry segments including life, pensions and employee benefits.
In total, he has almost 20 years of insurance leadership experience across Asia-Pacific including in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Vietnam.

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