Laurie David-Henric

Global Head of Legal Ops & Strategy at Manulife

Laurie David-Henric is the vice president, global head of operations and strategy for the Law, Compliance, Government Relations (LCG) function at Manulife (known as John Hancock in the US) a Fortune Global 500 multinational company consisting of over 1,000 professionals across North America, Asia, and Europe. With the support of a team of 12 (and growing), she leads the execution of LCG’s global strategy and is responsible for LCG’s operations globally, including the prioritization and implementation of the group’s technology roadmap, the optimization of the law department operating model, and oversight of strategic cost management, financial planning, monitoring and reporting, and people enablement initiatives. With a hectic schedule, David-Henric spends her free time with her husband and two children. She makes sure she takes daily breaks to stand and clear her brain and schedules virtual face time with her family and friends in Europe almost every weekend to “keep my feet on the ground, and help my children build a strong relationship with the rest of their family.

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