Manulife hires Mindshare's Walker as CMO

Insurance company Manulife Singapore has announced new appointments to its senior leadership team.

Wendy Walker has been named chief marketing officer and oversees marketing, branding, customer centricity, communications and analytics at Manulife Singapore. She is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of digital and data analytics strategies for the business. Walker has over 20 years of experience across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare and travel.

Prior to joining Manulife Singapore, she was the chief growth officer – Asia Pacific at Mindshare, with overall responsibility for all marketing communications and new business development across the Asia Pacific region.

The recent hires are aimed at supporting its strategic growth plans and aligning leadership responsibilities with key areas of focus for the company. Carlos Vazquez has been appointed chief product officer of Manulife Singapore. In his role, Vasquez will oversee product management and pricing.

Vazquez has 20 years of global experience and is a 10-year veteran of Manulife. He has held senior roles in the fields of product development, pricing and risk management. Prior to joining Manulife Singapore, Vasquez was the chief product officer for Manulife Indonesia, where he led the launch of many product innovations for the market.

“We have ambitious plans ahead and assembling a world-class team with the right skills to take our business forward is essential,” said Naveed Irshad, president and CEO of Manulife Singapore.