KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 17 October 2018 - Mark O'Dell, the
Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Manulife Holdings Berhad (MHB) and
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manulife Insurance Berhad in Malaysia has been
conferred the Outstanding Leaders in Asia award by Asia Corporate Excellence
& Sustainability Awards (ACES Awards).
From left: Ms. Shanggari Balakrishnan, CEO of MORS Group, award recipient Mr Mark O'Dell, CEO of Manulife Malaysia and Mr. Luis Bueno Nieto, ACES Awards Jury.
began his journey in Asia in 1994, joining Manulife in 2008 as the President
and CEO of Manulife Taiwan and became Senior Vice President, South East Asia in
November 2012, overseeing strong growth in Singapore, Malaysia and the
served as Group CEO and Executive Director of MHB since January 2013,
spearheading several significant milestones for Manulife Malaysia and its
subsidiaries. Under his leadership, the acquisition of MAAKL Mutual Berhad
(MAAKL) and the activation of the first exclusive bank partnership with
Alliance Bank happened.
2017, MHB set up the subsidiary Manulife Insurance Labuan Limited (MILL) to
cater to high net worth customers.
same year, MHB's corporate branding got a major boost with the naming rights
for the Mass Rapid Transit station Manulife Semantan. This move, under Mark's
guidance, strengthened Manulife's brand presence and provided much value to the
MHB's history as an active and caring corporate citizen, Mark has partnered
with a non-profit crowdfunding platform in a three-year contract. Since 2016,
Manulife and its employees have been actively involved in various health and
community-related initiatives. For this effort, Manulife Malaysia was awarded
the CSR Malaysia Award 2018, Company of the Year in the Financial Services
Category for Pioneering Community Health & Children Welfare Initiatives.
winning this award, Mark said, "I am proud to be recognised by ACES for my body
of work in Asia, spanning the past 24 years in 5 different countries. In
particular because ACES promotes and recognises leaders who carry out
significant CSR campaigns, demonstrate compassion for the community, recognise
the importance of Human Resources as assets in addition to generating financial
About Manulife Malaysia
Manulife Holdings Berhad is part of Canada-based Manulife
Financial Corporation. Through its subsidiary companies, Manulife Malaysia
offers an innovative range of financial protection, health and wealth
management products and services to meet different customer needs. Manulife Malaysia
currently serves the needs of over 300,000 policyholders and wealth management
customers. Manulife Holdings Berhad has been listed on the Main Board of Bursa
Malaysia since 1984. As at 30 June 2018, its assets under management were over
RM10 billion. Manulife Malaysia can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.my.