Saturday, June 25, 2022

Manulife Malaysia was established in 1963 as a branch of Bahamas-based British American Insurance Co. It became a public limited company in 1981 and changed its name to British American (Malaysia) Insurance Berhad. In 1994, the company was renamed John Hancock Life Insurance (Berhad) to reflect our association with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in USA. Later, the Company changed its name to Manulife Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad following the large-scale global merger between Canadian-based Manulife Financial Corporation and US based John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in 2004. Manulife Malaysia underwent a restructuring exercise in 2008 and effective 1st October 2008, Manulife Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad became Manulife Holdings Berhad.

Manulife Malaysia is a progressive company, not just in the products and services we offer but also in the way we do business. We aspire to be the trusted and most preferred financial services provider in Malaysia by making our customers’ decisions easier and their lives better. Subsidiary companies under Manulife Holdings Berhad are Manulife Insurance Berhad, Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad (formerly known as Manulife Asset Management Services Berhad) and Manulife Insurance Labuan Limited.

Manulife Holdings Berhad is listed on the Bursa Malaysia. Its assets under management as at 30 June 2019 is over RM11 billion.

Manulife Holdings Berhad is a member of Canada-based Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group.

Manulife believes that our employees are our best resource and are those who will determine our future successes. In order to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, we invest in the development of our people. This is done primarily by investing in employee learning and development, providing opportunities for advancement and growth, providing competitive compensation and benefits, recognising and rewarding superior performance and fostering teamwork.

To cater to our employees’ holistic needs, experience and total wellbeing, we do not just offer competitive remuneration packages to our employees, but include attractive benefits such as adoption leave, birthday leave, Employee Group Insurance Scheme (EGIS), Employee Retirement Benefit Scheme (ERBS), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), flexible work arrangements, nursing rooms, cash awards for employee’s children’s academic achievement, training subsidies among many others.

The company also works hard to increase its employees’ engagement by organising year-long wellness programme comprising weekly workout sessions in the form of Yoga and Zumba, out-of-office sports activities through its Sports Club, and Lunch & Learn sessions covering a variety of topics that are meant to encourage healthy living and practices.

On top of this, Manulife’s community investment includes encouraging its employees to practice sustainable practices whilst in office, and encouraging the spirit of giving through the acts of volunteering and donating.

Through Global Women’s Alliance (GWA), Manulife also supports its female workforce to reach their full potential besides elevating the profile of women across the organisation through various programmes. The company continues to celebrate International Women’s Day alongside other relatable activities such as Breast Cancer Awareness month. To add, the alliance has recently extended to include Male Allies in its committee to garner support from everyone regardless of gender.

“Creating engaged employees is a crucial approach for Manulife, as our transformation agenda can only materialise through collective efforts from all within the organisation. We listen to our employees through various platforms, ensure they have fun, lead a healthy lifestyle and of course, work towards a common goal!”
— Lee Sang Hui, Group Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Holdings Berhad.