Xavier Debane is VP Enterprise Strategy & Transformation for Manulife, where he leads key enterprise projects and initiatives to help Manulife’s pivot to the next phase of its transformation. His responsibilities exclude building and managing external partnerships at the global level.
Xavier was previously Head of Innovation & Agile, where he led a team of experts in Design Thinking, Behavioural Science and Agile, enabling the Canadian businesses in their innovation projects and executing key programs.
Xavier has extensive experience in strategy and management with a strong focus on designing and implementing future-proof strategies. He previously held several positions in Strategy, Innovation and Product Management, at Rogers Communications and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management (Toronto) and a Master of Engineering from AgroParisTech (Paris Institute for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences).