Manulife Financial Corporation just made a move to show that it’s serious about embracing innovation in its company. The company has established the new role of chief innovation officer at the company, and Tim Ramza, who formerly acted as senior vice president of wealth management strategy and business Development, will take the helm.
“Manulife is operating in a rapidly evolving environment characterized by heightened consumer expectations and technology-driven innovation,” said Donald A. Guloien, president and CEO of Manulife. “As Chief innovation officer, Tim will provide thought leadership on disruptive trends and guide our corporate innovation efforts in support of our vision of helping customers with their biggest financial decisions.”
The company said that in his former role, Ramza had already been providing helpful thought leadership on innovation, and has strengthened Manulife’s ties with the startup community by acquiring and leading investments into exciting new technology companies.