Rick Annaert is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial, since 2005. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and the strategic development of the company. He joined the Manulife group of companies in 1998, as the Chief Financial Officer of Elliott & Page Limited. In 2000, he moved over to Manulife in the former Savings & Retirement Services (SRS) business unit as Vice-President, Product Management and Marketing. As SRS transitioned into the current Individual Wealth Management business unit in 2001, Rick became the Vice-President responsible for product planning and strategy. He moved into the role of Vice-President Investment Products in the spring of 2004. Mr. Annaert previously served as an Industry Director on the MFDA Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Manulife in 1998, Mr. Annaert worked in the banking industry in various leadership roles. Mr. Annaert is a CPA, CMA and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.