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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Manulife Chinabank's strong leadership team is composed of men and women who are experts in their fields.  Our leaders are committed to provide you the highest level of professionalism to ensure that your best interest is served.


 

 

  

RYAN CHARLAND

Non-Executive Director

Ryan Charland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Philippines since January 2014. He was first elected as the Company’s Director in August 2013. Ryan has worked for Manulife Financial in various leadership functions for more than 14 years. His experience has solidified his leadership and expertise on product development, finance, and corporate risk management.

Ryan joined Manulife in August 2003 and worked in the U.S. Division’s Corporate Audit. In 2006, he was moved to the U.S. Life Product Management where he was entrusted with roles of greater responsibility, culminating in his appointment as the Pricing Officer in January 2010. Ryan 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. 

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto.

 

 

  

WILLIAM WHANG

Non-Executive Director

William Whang was elected as a Non-Executive Director of the Company last November 2017. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of China Banking Corporation.

He started in China Bank in November 2011 as Senior Vice President and Head of Institutional Banking Group in charge of Corporate and Commercial Loans, Factoring, and Cash Management before becoming the Executive Vice President and Head of Lending Business Segment and thereafter Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to China Bank, William held key positions in other banks in the Philippines and abroad such as, Sterling Bank of Asia, Security Bank Corporation, Union Bank of the Philippines, International Exchange Bank, Westmont Bank, First Philippine International Bank, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, and Republic Bank of New York. He holds other directorship positions, representing China Bank, in Bancnet Inc., Banker’s Association of the Philippines and Philippine Payments Management Inc., among others.

William has a degree in Business Management from De La Salle University-Manila.

 

  

ALBERTO EMILIO RAMOS

Non-Executive Director

Alberto Emilio Ramos is Executive Vice President of China Banking Corporation (China Bank) and currently Director and President of Bank subsidiary China Bank Savings, Inc. to which he was seconded in 2011. First elected as a Non-Executive Director of Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corp. (MCBLife) in March 2015, Mr. Ramos also sits in the board of China Bank Capital Corporation. He is First Vice President of the Chamber of Thrift Banks. 

Prior to joining China Bank in 2006 as Head of Private Banking Group, Mr. Ramos was President of Philam Asset Management, Inc., and held key positions in local and international banks, including the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Citytrust Banking Corporation. 

He is an alumnus of De La Salle University – Manila with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Marketing Management. Mr. Ramos received his Master in Business Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management and has a Treasury Professional Certificate from the Bankers Association of the Philippines. He attended numerous training programs on SME Banking, corporate governance, treasury products, asset-liability management, credit and financial analysis, and strategic marketing planning.

 

 

  

KENNETH DAI

Non-Executive Director

Kenneth Dai joined Manulife Financial in June 1999 and now serves as Vice President and Chief Actuary of Manulife Asia. With more than 15 years of experience in Manulife Asia, Kenneth has a wide range of experience and knowledge in various functions including pricing, product development, finance and valuation.

Kenneth was first elected as a Non-Executive Director of Manulife Philippines and its affiliates, Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corp. and Manulife Financial Plans, Inc., in April 2016.  

Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Hong Kong University and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

 

 

  

RHODA REGINA RARA

Independent Director

Rhoda Regina Rara serves as an Independent Director and chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company. She was first elected as Independent Director in September 2007. 

Presently, Regina is the Managing Partner of MarksPro Philippines/Law Firm of Reyes Rara & Associates. She is also the Vice President for Internal Affairs of the Intellectual Property Professors & Research Organization of the Philippines, a Professor of Criminal Law at the De La Salle University College of Law, and an accredited lecturer of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. 

Prior to her present roles, Regina was a Partner at Ponce Enrile Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices (1990-2004), Corporate Secretary of First Asia Realty Development Corp. (1996-2004), and Phil. Global Communications, Inc. (1994 – 1996).

Regina holds Bachelor of Science in Legal Management and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

  

JANETTE PEÑA

Independent Director

Janette L. Pena is an Independent Director of the Company and of its affiliates, Manulife Financial Plans, Inc., and Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corp.  She was first elected as Independent Director of the Company in 2007. She is also the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Janette is currently engaged in legal consultation and special projects.  She is a director and/or corporate secretary of Central Azucarera de Tarlac, Inc., Chinese International School, Inc., First Lucky Group of Companies, Oak Drive Group of Companies, and the China Oceanis Group of Companies.
 
Prior to her present roles, Janette was a Senior Partner at Ponce Enrile Reyes Manalastas Law Offices (1985-2003); Director and Corporate Secretary of Pancake House Group of Companies (2000-2014), Bousted Technologies (2004-2013), Corporate Secretary of Salcon Holdings (2003-2009), Del Monte Philippines and Philippine Plaza Holdings (1995-2003).

Janette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, and Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.