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MCBL Management Team

Neil Bowyer

President and CEO

Neil Bowyer (MBA) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife China Bank Life.

As President and CEO, Neil is responsible for overseeing MCBL's business strategy and operations, and leveraging the synergies and combined strengths of Manulife and China Bank as it continues its performance as one of the Philippines' high-performing bancassurance companies.

Neil has a wealth of experience in leading bancassurance partnerships, multi-channel distribution, and business transformation. Prior to joining another regional insurer in 2018, where he was Director for Group Partnership Distribution, Neil was Chief Bancassurance Officer for Manulife Singapore. There, he was responsible for the overall development of our bancassurance operations in the country, including Strategy, Distribution Operations, Business Development, Sales, and Learning & Development.

Fritzie Tangkia-Fabricante

SVP and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Atty. Fritzie P. Tangkia-Fabricante is the Senior Vice President and Head of Legal and Compliance of Manulife China Bank.

As Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, she advises the company on various legal matters and reasonably ensures its compliance with various regulatory issuances. She also identifies legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the company's intended actions.

Fritzie has been a member of the Philippine bar for nearly 20 years now. Her professional experience includes corporate counseling and commercial practice, including heading the legal services group of a universal bank.

Fritzie completed her law degree at the University of the Philippines and her Political Science degree at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Summa Cum Laude. She placed 9th in the 1999 bar examinations.

Edwin Magpantay

Vice President and Treasurer

Edwin Magpantay is currently MCBL's Vice President and Treasurer.

Edwin Magpantay heads teams handling local, regulatory and management reporting, treasury and accounts payable processing, tax reporting and distribution accounting. Prior to Manulife, Mr. Magpantay was the EVP and Chief Operating Officer of a leading office equipment and digital print solutions provider. He was also an Audit Senior Director of the Philippines’ largest professional services firm.

Mr. Magpantay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of Life Management Institute.

Juan Miguel Javellana

Vice President and Head of Training

Juan Miguel Javellana joined Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBL) in 2019 and is currently the company’s Vice President and Head of Training. 

Prior to joining MCBL, Juan Miguel Javellana has had over two decades of work experience in the fields of insurance, banking and real estate. He has held various management positions in the insurance industry spanning Sales, Training, Business Quality and Compliance, Analytics, Marketing, and Product Development. For banking, he has had experience in treasury services and operations. In real estate, he held the role of project manager for two large multi-use land development projects.

Mr. Javellana is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University and has an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.