Manulife selects global CFO to join board of directors

Appointee will take her place on two key committees

Manulife selects global CFO to join board of directors

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Manulife has appointed Vanessa Kanu to its board of directors.

As part of her appointment, Kanu will join the board’s audit committee and corporate governance and nominating committee.

Kanu, whose appointment is effective February 28, 2022, is currently serving as the global CFO of TELUS International. She has more than 20 years of business experience, and is a Chartered Accountant in Canada (CICA), a Certified Public Accountant in the United States (Illinois), and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Kanu is also serving on the board of directors of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

"Vanessa Kanu's expertise in public company finance and her extensive leadership experience will be extremely valuable in supporting the effective oversight of Manulife's strategy and operations," said Manulife chair of the board of directors John Cassaday. "We are delighted to welcome her to our board."

For the fourth quarter of 2021, Manulife posted strong financial performance with a record net income of CA$7.1 billion – up from CA$1.2 billion in Q3 2021. Manulife president and CEO Roy Gori also revealed in a release that the company is looking to scale its business in Asia.


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