Executive Leadership Team

Michael J. Doughty
President & CEO, Manulife Canada

Michael DoughtyMichael Doughty is President and CEO of Manulife Canada. A member of Manulife’s Executive Leadership Team, he is responsible for the company’s group benefits, group retirement services, individual wealth, insurance and banking business in Canada.

Prior to his current role, Michael served as interim President & CEO at John Hancock, Manulife’s U.S. Division. Previously as President and General Manager of John Hancock Insurance, he launched the innovative Vitality offering in the U.S. and initiated the transformation of its approach to insurance.

Before joining John Hancock in 2012, he was Executive Vice President, Individual Insurance for Manulife’s Canadian division.  He was responsible for Manulife’s life and living benefits products in Canada, as well as the Affinity Markets business, which includes life, health, accident, travel and disability insurance. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President for Manulife’s Group Savings & Retirement business in Canada and has held several senior marketing positions in both Canadian Division and Corporate Operations since he joined Manulife in 1992.

Michael is a member of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Standing Committee on Government Relations and the Standing Committee on Standards and Marketplace Relations. He is also an active supporter in the community and has been a member of several corporate boards of directors, including LL Global, and was a founding member of the Tufts University Nutrition Council.

Michael earned a B.A. in History from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  


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