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About Manulife Philippines

Manulife Philippines' executive management team is composed of the following:


President & CEO, Manulife Philippines

Ryan Charland

Ryan Charland


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 Agency Officer

 David Grant

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.



SVP & Chief Operations Officer 

Margarita B Lopez

Margarita B. Lopez


Margarita (Geegee) Lopez is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Manulife Philippines. She joined the company in February 2010. She oversees life insurance operations which include the areas of New Business, Client Services & Branch Operations, Claims, Billing & Collection, Information Technology, and Office Development & Services.


Ms. Lopez has about 23 years of experience in process, product and technology management with various senior or project lead positions in the insurance, banking, brokering, manufacturing, distribution, airline and mining industries, as well as telecommunications and utilities. Her expertise lie in the areas of strategic planning, strategic product development, customer services, technology & support operations, project management, product implementation, and support & staff development.


Ms. Lopez holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and a post graduate degree in Technology Management from the same university.