Manulife appoints financial industry veteran to board of directors

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Manulife appoints financial industry veteran to board of directors

Manulife has named financial industry veteran May Tan (pictured) to its board of directors.

She will commence her role on December 01, joining the insurance giant’s management resources and compensation, and risk committees.

Tan boasts more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, banking, and capital markets in Asia. She has held several leadership roles global banking behemoth Standard Chartered, including as chief executive officer in Hong Kong.

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“May’s extensive leadership experience in financial services and her deep knowledge of the industry in Asia will be extremely valuable in supporting the effective oversight of Manulife’s strategy and operations, including our growth ambitions in Asia,” said John Cassaday, chair of the board of directors at Manulife. “We are delighted to welcome her to our board.”

Tan holds the Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Certified Public Accountant (Fellow) designation from the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She earned her BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Sheffield.