Kai R. Sotorp
President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Asset Management
Executive Vice President, Global Head of Wealth and Asset Management
Kai Sotorp is President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Asset Management. He is a member of Manulife’s Executive Committee, and is responsible for growing and developing the Company’s wealth and asset management operations globally.
Mr. Sotorp, who brings 25 years of international financial services and asset management experience, most recently worked with UBS Global Asset Management as Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. He was also UBS Group Managing Director and member of UBS Global Asset Management’s Executive Committee. Based in Hong Kong, he oversaw US$120 billion in assets under management and 495 employees.
Previously, Mr. Sotorp had also spent eleven years with UBS Global Asset Management in a variety of roles, including Group Managing Director based in Chicago, CEO Americas and member of UBS’ Group Managing Board, Regional Head Asia Pacific, and President of UBS Global Asset Management (Japan). Prior to UBS, Mr. Sotorp was with American International Group as President, AIGGIC Japan, and with Kemper Financial Services as an Executive Vice President.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. Mr. Sotorp is fluent in English, German, Norwegian and Japanese.