Dominic Alessandro Chief Executive Officer

Dominic Alessandro joined the Company in 1994 as President and Chief Executive Officer. During his fifteen-year tenure, Mr. Dominic Alessandro transformed Manulife from a small mutual life insurance company to one of the largest life insurance companies in the world.

Mr. Dominic Alessandro led the company through a number of transformative acquisitions, including Confederation Life’s Group Operations in 1994, and the amalgamation with North American Life Assurance Company in 1996. In 1996 Manulife achieved a long term goal of re-entry to the People’s Republic of China with the formation of Manulife – Sinochem the first joint venture company to be licensed in China. Re-entry to Japan was achieved in 1999 through an initial joint venture with Daihyaku Mutual Life Insurance Company.

  1. Dominic Alessandro led the successful demutualization and conversion of the Company to public company status in September 1999. This important accomplishment set the stage for the Company to become a world leader in the financial services industry.  In 2004, he managed the largest cross-border transaction in Canadian history with the successful completion of the merger with John Hancock Financial Services, creating the second largest life insurance company in North America and the fifth largest in the world.

As well as receiving numerous other awards, Mr. Dominic Alessandro was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in August 2003.  He was named ‘Canada’s Most Respected CEO’ for 2004 and ‘Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year 2002’ by his peers for his contribution to business and the community.  He is recipient of a 2005 Horatio Alger Award, and has also received a Special Lifetime Management Achievement Award from McGill University in February 2005, Concordia University’s Loyola Medal in May 2004, the University of Toronto’s Arbour Award in September 1999, and an Honourary Doctorate from Concordia University in June 1998.  Mr. D’Alessandro was also made a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial since January 1994, Mr. Dominic Alessandro has led the Company to its eleventh consecutive year of record financial  performance, resulting in Manulife being among the most profitable life insurance companies in North America.

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In September 1999, Mr. Dominic Alessandro led the successful demutualization and conversion of Manulife to public company status. This important accomplishment set the stage for the Company to become a world leader in the financial services industry. In 2004, he managed the largest cross-border transaction in Canadian history with the successful completion of the merger with John Hancock Financial Services, creating one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Mr. Dominic Alessandro has received many awards and honours throughout his career, some highlights include

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Dominic Alessandro President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial

President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial since January 1994, Mr. Dominic Alessandro has led the Company to its eleventh consecutive year of record financial performance, resulting in Manulife being among the most profitable life insurance companies in North America.

Mr. Dominic Alessandro led the successful demutualization and conversion of the Company to public company status in September 1999. This important accomplishment set the stage for the Company to become a world leader in the financial services industry.  In 2004, he managed the largest cross-border transaction in Canadian history with the successful completion of the merger with John Hancock Financial Services, creating the second largest life insurance company in North America and the fifth largest in the world.

  1. Dominic Alessandro continues to endorse and promote Manulife’s values, established under his leadership in 1994, common to all business divisions around the world. These values are summarized by the acronym PRIDE, which stands for Professionalism, Real Value to Customers, Integrity, Demonstrated Financial Strength, and Employer of Choice.

Being a good corporate citizen is an integral part of the Company’s values. Donation and sponsorship commitments to the communities where the Company does business have increased considerably. Mr. Dominic Alessandro is also personally committed to citizenship. He was Campaign Chair for the Salvation Army, Ontario Central Division’s first Capital Campaign.  He was also Campaign Chair for the Greater Toronto United Way Campaign in 1998 and, in 1996, served as Co-chairman of the Corporate Fund for Breast Cancer Research Campaign.

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  1. Dominic Alessandro is a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and is Past Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. As President of Manulife, Mr. D’Alessandro is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee.

As well as receiving numerous other awards, Mr. Dominic Alessandro was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in August 2003.  He was named ‘Canada’s Most Respected CEO’ for 2004 and ‘Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year 2002’ by his peers for his contribution to business and the community.  He is recipient of a 2005 Horatio Alger Award, and has also received a Special Lifetime Management Achievement Award from McGill University in February 2005, Concordia University’s Loyola Medal in May 2004, the University of Toronto’s Arbour Award in September 1999, and an Honourary Doctorate from Concordia University in June 1998.  Mr. D’Alessandro was also made a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993.

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Dominic Alessandro owes his success to Rutgers Business School. Because it was during his time in Rutgers Business School, he learnt managing Strategic Transformation, Negotiations, Brand management, Business Ethics, Financial management, organizational and consumer behavior etc.  He has volunteer experiences before he started his career. He is the Co-Founder of VP Public Relations. Soon he gained institution and community support to found organization to aid soldiers serving overseas.  We can certainly say that Dominic Alessandro is going to rule the field of financial services in New York because of his far sightedness and talent.

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Dominic Alessandro is sure going to be the next big thing in the field of finance and marketing of New York. He is currently working as manager in Prudential Financial Company. He is one who holds the credit of taking this company to new heights since he has joined.  As a manager, he not only looks after the financial department but also supervises the administrative decisions. He has wide experience dealing with all sorts of clients and thus handles all kinds of clients query and complaints with ease and solves them to their satisfaction. He works enthusiastically and holds the credits to transform end to end work flow processes in marketing to improve departmental efficiency, operational consistency, maximization of resources and quality of product. Dominic Alessandro also manages on-site training to ensure consistency between processes and technology.  Not only this, he has also developed materials including training curriculum, user scenarios, and SOPs.  His success lies in his integrity and dedication.  He has brilliantly enhanced Aprimo project management system with new workflows, designs elements, reporting fields, and user experience requirements. He is the one who analyzed and implemented the feedback and changed requests from stakeholders.

Dominic Alessandro, O.C. served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Inc. Mr. D’Alessandro has an extensive and varied background in the financial services industry. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Manulife Financial Corporation of John Hancock Canadian Corp., John Hancock Financial Services Inc. and Manulife Finance (Delaware), L.P. from January 1994 to May 7, 2009. Mr. Dominic Alessandro has led Manulife to its 14th consecutive year of record financial performance, resulting in it being among the most profitable life insurance companies in North America. He led the successful demutualization and conversion of Manulife to public company status in September 1999.

He has been a Director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. since 2000 and Suncor Energy Inc. since November 12, 2009. He has been a Director of Cgi Group, Inc. since 2010. Mr. Dominic Alessandro serves as a Director of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. He served as an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce from 2010 to April 24, 2014. He served as a Director of Manulife Financial Corporation from 1994 to May 7, 2009 and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Inc. from 1994 to 2009. He served as a Director of Hudson’s Bay Company since 1996. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in August 2003. He was appointed as a Commendatore of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2009, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. He serves as a Vice Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

 

Dominic Alessandro, OC (born January 18, 1947) was the President and CEO of Manulife Financial from January 1994, a major Canadian insurance company and financial services provider. Donald Guloien, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, succeeded as President and CEO of Manulife Financial in May 2009. On Nov 12 2009, Mr. D’Alessandro was appointed to join the Board of Directors at Suncor Energy Inc, Canada’s largest energy company. Dominic Alessandro was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in August 2003. He was given the title “Canada’s Most Respected CEO” in 2004 and “Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year 2002” by his peers for his contribution to business and the community.

In November 2006, Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper named Alessandro to the Advisory Committee on the Public Service of Canada, and in June 2006 appointed him to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) North American Competitiveness Council. He received the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba in June 2007, and has also received the Canadian Business Leader Award from the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta in March 2007, an honorary doctorate from York University in June 2006, a 2005 Horatio Alger Award, a Special Lifetime Management Achievement Award from McGill University in February 2005, Concordia University’s Loyola Medal in May 2004, the University of Toronto’s Arbour Award in September 1999, and an honorary doctorate from Concordia University in June 1998. Alessandro was also made a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993.

He received the Canadian Business Leader Award from the Alberta School of Business in March 2007, a 2005 Horatio Alger Award, a Special Lifetime Management Achievement Award from McGill University in February 2005, Concordia University’s Loyola Medal in May 2004 and the University of Toronto’s Arbour Award in September 1999. In honour of his business accomplishments, he was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO in 2002; was voted Canada’s Most Respected CEO by his peers in 2004; was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame in 2008 and received the WoodrowWilson Award for corporate citizenship in 2009. Mr. Dominic Alessandro was made a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1971. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University in June 1998 and from York University in June 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Loyola College, Montreal. Mr. Dominic Alessandro is FCA. He received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Ottawa and Ryerson University in June 2008.