Manulife (International) has announced senior executive appointments in Hong Kong including Myles Morin, Kam To and Liza Wong in the areas of distribution, human resources, and marketing, respectively. Manulife (International) is part of the Manulife Financial group of companies.

Morin has been named vice-president for independent distribution and is responsible for spearheading ManulifeÆs business development and sales via independent distribution channels. In this new role, he will be leading initiatives to further strengthen and expand ManulifeÆs non-agency distribution channels. As a member of the senior management team, he will also play an active part in the overall strategy and direction of the Hong Kong operation.

Morin joins from ManulifeÆs Canadian division, where he was most recently vice-president for wealth management sales.

Michael Huddart, ManulifeÆs executive vice-president and general manager for Hong Kong, says MorinÆs background in distribution management and wealth management fits as the firm makes its diversified range of protection and wealth management solutions available to customers via different channels.

A veteran with extensive experience in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, Morin served in the Saskatchewan government in Canada as Minister of Revenue and Financial Services, started up a brokerage office for a Canadian securities company, and held senior positions at international and leading Canadian investment firms.

Kam To, meanwhile, has been promoted to assistant vice-president for human resources and oversees all human resources operations in Manulife Hong Kong, including hiring, compensation and benefits, employee relations, engagement, learning, talent management, organisational development and human resources system development. He is also in charge of developing people strategies and executing various corporate initiatives.

To has 13 years of experience in human resources management and has been with Manulife for seven years. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in some of the major corporate and investment banks from the Netherlands, Japan and the US.

Wong has been promoted to assistant vice-president for marketing and strategic development for employee benefits. She is responsible for developing and implementing brand, marketing and communications strategies, as well as formulating strategic direction and managing various business initiatives for ManulifeÆs employee benefits business in Hong Kong.

Wong has been with Manulife for more than 12 years and was most recently director of sales, promotion and incentives in ManulifeÆs Agency Operation, overseeing strategic agency sales campaigns, incentives programmes, agency events management, and internal and industry recognition programmes. She is a licensed MPF Intermediary, and a Fellow and an Associate of Customer Service of the Life Office Management Association.