Toronto—(PHStocks)—Manulife Financial Corp. (PSE: MFC) and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company has announced that Pamela O. Kimmet has been appointed to their Board of Directors, effective 7 March 2016. With the addition of Kimmet, 36% of Manulife’s independent directors are women.
Kimmet is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc., a publicly traded beverage marketer, producer, and distributor and one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers, a position she has held since 2008.
Kimmet has extensive human resources leadership experience, including in the financial services industry with senior positions at Bear, Stearns & Company Inc. and Citigroup, Inc. From 2001 to 2006, she served as senior vice president, human resources, for Lucent Technologies. While at Citigroup, from 1996 to 2000, Ms. Kimmet held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s compensation and benefits department. She started her career at General Motors Corporation, where she worked in a number of human resources roles.
“Pam has a great deal of experience in many diverse industries,” said Richard DeWolfe, Chairman of the Board, Manulife. “Her more than 25 years in talent management, compensation and organization design make her an invaluable addition to the Management Resources and Compensation Committee as well as the Risk Committee of the Board.”
Kimmet is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources; Vice Chair of the HR Policy Association, and Chair of its Center for Executive Compensation, former Chair of the National Business Group on Health; and a member of the Personnel Roundtable. She holds an MBA from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.