Jean-Paul Bisnaire, Manulife Financial’s senior executive vice president of corporate affairs and general counsel will retire Dec. 31, after 10 years at the company.
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During his time at Manulife, Bisnaire has been responsible for internal audit, industry, regulatory and government affairs, compliance, branding and communications and technology.
He played a key role in the integration of firm John Hancock, which was, at the time, the largest cross-border transaction in Canadian business history. He is also a member of Manulife’s executive committee and management committee.
Prior to joining Manulife, Bisnaire was a securities lawyer, practicing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Stephen Sigurdson, Manulife’s executive vice president, general counsel Canada, will succeed Bisnaire May 1. Bisnaire will continue to be involved in special projects.