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Sebastian Pariath

Head of Operations, Chief Information Officer, John Hancock

Sebastian Pariath is Senior Vice President and Head of Operations and Chief Information Officer for John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife.

Mr. Pariath, who joined John Hancock in 2013, is responsible for all operations and information services functions supporting John Hancock’s Insurance and Wealth Management businesses, as well as Signator Investors, Inc., the company’s national network of independent financial services firms.

Before taking on his current role, Mr. Pariath served as Vice President, Transformation Initiatives, Global Services, for Manulife in Toronto. 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 and Managing Corporate Officer, Information Services and Insurance Operations, for Manulife Life Insurance Company, Ltd., in Tokyo.

Mr. Pariath joined Manulife Life Insurance Company, Ltd., in Tokyo, in May of 2005, as Chief Architect and Assistant Vice President, responsible for information technology operations.

Previously he worked at Prudential & Aoba Life Insurance Company, Ltd., in Tokyo, at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Singapore and Tokyo, and at Modi Olivetti in Mumbai.

He is involved with the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electronics from Mumbai University, India.