Up the ranks: Manulife promotes Donna Kirmani to role of CHRO
Manulife Hong Kong has promoted Donna Kirmani to chief human resources officer, effective July 2020. Her previous role in the company was as its human resources business partner.
As CHRO, she will spearhead talent and leadership development and drive Manulife’s people agenda to support business goals, improve the employee experience and cultivate a high-performing culture.
Kirmani joined Manulife in 2016 to lead its executive recruitment for wealth and asset management business in Asia. She was later promoted to the position of Asia segment office human resources business partner, covering the Asia functions of distribution, technology and operations, marketing, advanced analytics and customer experience.
Commenting on the appointment of Kirmani and three other C-level executives, Damien Green, Manulife's CEO, said, “The high calibre of these new appointments reflects the depth of talent at Manulife, as well as our commitment to ensuring talented people progress within our organisation through active leadership development.
“This has enabled us to continue building on our success and develop our business in a way that addresses the needs of both customers and employees. Our latest appointments bring valuable specialist expertise to enhance customer experience and operational efficiency, and to capture new opportunities to better serve our customers.”