Manulife names Linda Mantia as chief operating officer
Ms. Mantia will be a member of the Executive Committee and the global leadership team, and she will lead approximately 7,100 people around the world.
Most recently, Ms. Mantia served as Executive Vice President of Digital, Payments and Cards at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada’s biggest lender. She was responsible for RBC’s award-winning credit card business, as well as the bank’s mobile and online banking platforms.
Before joining RBC, Ms. Mantia worked at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and prior to that, she practiced corporate securities law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.
She holds a law degree from Queen’s Law School in Canada.
Paul Rooney, who currently serves as COO, has made the decision to leave the company.
Mr. Rooney joined the company in 1986 as an actuarial student, and held a wide variety of increasingly senior positions which developed him into one of Manulife’s top leaders.
He has agreed to stay until the end of December and work with Ms. Mantia to ensure a smooth transition.