Manulife Philippines' executive management team is composed of the following:
President & CEO, Manulife Philippines
Ryan Charland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Philippines, effective January 2014. He has worked for Manulife Financial in various leadership functions in product development, finance and corporate risk management for more than 10 years and brings a breadth of expertise to this role.
Mr. Charland joined Manulife in August 2003, working in the U.S. Division and Corporate Audit before joining U.S. Life Product Management in 2006. There he was rapidly given roles of greater responsibility, culminating in his appointment as the Pricing Officer in January 2010. Mr. Charland relocated to Asia in November 2011 as Regional Chief Risk Officer based in Hong Kong. There he established the risk management function and strengthened the local risk governance of all Manulife’s operating entities in Asia.
Mr. Charland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto.
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Peter McKeown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Manulife Philippines, effective August 2014. He has worked for Manulife in various leadership roles in actuarial, product pricing, finance and corporate risk management.
Mr. McKeown oversees the Finance function including the management of controllership, actuarial, risk and taxation in addition to providing specialist financial input to the business decision making process, influencing strategy and optimizing profitability.
Mr. McKeown joined Manulife in 2003, assuming several valuation and pricing roles in both the U.S. and Canadian divisions. In 2012, Mr. McKeown relocated to Tokyo where he assumed the role of Chief Risk Officer in Manulife Japan, prior to his present post.
SVP & Chief Agency Officer
David J. Grant
David Grant is the Senior Vice President and Chief Agency Officer of Manulife Philippines. He joined the company in December 2012.
Mr. Grant, with over 25 years in the financial services industry, has extensive international experience as a Senior Vice President, Chief Agency Officer and General Manager in agency, corporate solutions and affinity distribution.
Throughout his career, Mr. Grant has exhibited successful business leadership in rapidly increasing the recruitment, productivity and professionalism of agency forces in Asia, both in established and emerging markets. He has also been instrumental in the strategic development of Financial Planning, Bancassurance, Corporate Solutions, Workplace and Retail distribution channels.