John Hancock Financial, the US division of Manulife Financial Corporation, has named Sebastian Pariath as head of John Hancock Operations, effective January 1, 2013. Pariath will report to Craig Bromley, president of John Hancock Financial.

Since January, Pariath has served as Vice President, Transformation Initiatives, Global Services, for Manulife Financial in Toronto, where he led a team charged with transforming the global information services organization into a global service-oriented team structure. Prior to that, he served as Vice President & Managing Corporate Officer, Information Services & Insurance Operations, for Manulife Life Insurance Company, in Tokyo.

“As Head of Operations, Sebastian will work closely with leaders of John Hancock’s business units to leverage the enormous expertise that exists throughout our organization to create an environment of collaboration and innovation in our Operations areas,” explained Bromley, in a statement.

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