Whether you’ve been laid off, thinking about a new job, or you’re comfortable in the job you have, a career insurance policy can help take some of the weight from your shoulders. You’ll have the basics—money, your professional network, your skills, and an escape plan, all taken care of, so you can focus on deciding what you should do next. In today’s episode, you’ll learn about establishing a solid foundation for your career.
This week’s episode is all about how newcomers, immigrants, and international students can get to the top of their profession as Naveed did. I discussed extensively with Naveed Irshad the strategies that helped him to get to an executive leadership position at a global company.
Naveed is a member of Manulife’s Executive Leadership Team with over 25 years of industry experience and has a deep understanding of the global life insurance industry. Rejoining Manulife in 2014, Naveed was appointed as President & CEO, Manulife Singapore where he was responsible for the overall development of Manulife’s business operations in Singapore. This included key business segments – protection, retirement solutions, high net worth, and wealth management – across a multi-channel distribution platform. Prior to this role, he spent three years in a key leadership position at a major global reinsurance company with a focus on business and product development globally.
Having initially joined Manulife in 1995, Naveed held a variety of business roles in Toronto and Boston. Just prior to leaving Manulife in 2011, he was the Senior Vice President, Product and Insurance Risk Management, responsible for new product and insurance risk, globally.
Naveed holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Math from Concordia University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) and is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He served as Deputy President, Life Insurance Association of Singapore; and is a Board Member of Ascend Canada (promoting Pan-Asian leadership).
I invited Naveed here to discuss practical strategies that immigrants, newcomers, and international students can use to get into senior leadership positions in their careers. This is one episode you should not miss and share with everyone you love.
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