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Members’ Update: The Chairman
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At the Annual General Meeting on October 28, 2015, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (CanChamHK) welcomed the election of Lawrence Nutting, Vice President & Chief Distribution Officer, Manulife (International) Limited, as the new Chair of CanChamHK. 

The Chamber extends its warm thanks to outgoing Chair, John Witt, Chief Financial Officer of Hongkong Land, whose unwavering dedication and support to the Chamber has been instrumental in building a thriving Canadian business community.

In addition, The Canadian Chamber would also like to thank outgoing board members for their invaluable contributions to the continuing growth of the Canadian Chamber and the Canadian business network.

Profile: Lawrence Nutting

Lawrence is the Vice President in the Chief Distribution Officer role with Manulife Financial Hong Kong. Prior to his return to Hong Kong he spent 8 and ½ years in Shanghai working in Manulife’s China joint venture (Manulife-Sinochem) running the Shanghai Branch.

Mr. Nutting heads up all of Manulife’s distribution channels in Hong Kong, covering the agency force and independent distribution including banks, brokers and independent financial advisors. He plays a key role in further increasing Manulife’s distribution capacity in the territory.

Mr. Nutting joined Manulife as Assistant Vice President, Regional Agency Development and Training, Asia in January 2003, responsible for heading the Manulife University for agency management development and regional agency training functions.He then transferred to Manulife-Sinochem in August 2004 as Vice President China Agency Development and subsequently General Manager of the Shanghai Branch. Under his leadership, the Branch became the leader in terms of agency sales in Shanghai among foreign-invested insurers.

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong 

Founded in 1977, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (CanCham) is a proactive, non-government body that provides an extensive networking platform for some 1,100 members with business interests in Canada, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. CanCham is one of the largest Canadian business organizations outside of Canada, one of the leading and most active international chambers in Hong Kong, and an influential business group in Asia-Pacific. The Chamber’s strengths are built on the diversity of its members who range from blue-chip and well-known corporate names through to start-ups.


Media interested in more information may contact:

Sarah Cheng | Communications Manager The Secretariat

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Unit 10BC, China Overseas Buildings, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

t +852 2110 8711 | f +852 2110 8701 


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