Michael Lanteigne (BComm) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Michael Lanteigne (BComm) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact

Michael Lanteigne

Michael Lanteigne 

BComm, (Accounting) '11

AVP & Pricing Officer, Group Benefits, Manulife Canada

Michael Lanteigne, BComm, CPA has quickly built an impressive career in the financial services industry. He is currently the AVP & Pricing Officer for Group Benefits at Manulife Canada. In this role, Lanteigne is accountable for the risk assessment and pricing of all new and inforce business for all product lines within the Group Benefits portfolio – where the ultimate goal is to develop solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians.

Lanteigne joined Manulife in 2011 through the organization’s CPA Development Program. He has a breadth of experience, having held Finance roles in almost every business line within Manulife Canada. In 2015, he was an integral member of the team accountable for Manulife’s acquisition of the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, and in 2017 helped lead the successful implementation of Finance as a shared service function. His experiences have covered internal and external financial reporting, accounting policy, strategy, and pricing. He has been nominated as a Star of Excellence on four occasions and, in 2017, was selected as an Honouree. He was also nominated by his teams for Leadership Impact Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Lanteigne is co-chair of the CPA Development Program at Manulife and serves on the Advisory Board for Manulife’s Global Women’s Alliance – an employee resource group dedicated to adding a voice to the company’s diversity conversations. He has also held roles on several boards within the tri-cities. 

Career Highlights

"I’m so fortunate to be with an organization that prioritizes career development and truly cares about its employees. I’ve certainly benefited from having tremendous leaders throughout my career, who have supported my aspirations and have always been willing to push me by providing stretch assignments and accountabilities. As I approach the 10-year mark at Manulife, I can genuinely say that I’m continuously engaged in my work and in the direction our company is headed - and I’ve certainly never been bored! The rotational element of our development program has provided me with the opportunity to branch out and learn about our various businesses across Canada from a variety of perspectives – be it pricing, product, accounting policy, strategy, expense management, or internal and external reporting. 

Another aspect that I’ve really valued at Manulife is our commitment to our local communities – it’s been a highlight in my career so far. There are so many programs and employee resource groups within the organization that provide employees with the opportunity to give back to their communities and to drive change on really important social issues. Last, but certainly not least, having the opportunity to lead our CPA Development Program gives me the chance to stay connected with universities across the Country and to the leaders of tomorrow – something I’m truly passionate about!”

Previous Roles

  • AVP & Pricing Officer, Group Benefits, Manulife Canada (current)

  • AVP & Controller, Manulife Canada

  • Director, Financial Reporting, Planning & Analysis, Manulife Canada

  • Director, Financial Reporting, Finance Shared Service Centre, Manulife Canada

  • Manager, Financial Reporting, Finance Shared Service Centre, Manulife Canada

  • Senior Analyst, Standard Life Acquisition, Manulife Canada

  • Various Junior – Senior Analyst roles, Manulife Canada

Memories of UofG / Lang 

"I absolutely loved my time at UofG – the culture of the student body and the emphasis on practical and experiential learning was something I certainly benefited from. Probably the biggest highlight was a fourth-year project in which I was paired up with an agricultural business student and food science student. As a group, we were partnered with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario to help solve an industry problem. At the time, they needed to find alternative ways to make some of their products healthier – more specifically, chocolate milk and cheese. I learned so much during the project; building a product from scratch to help solve a real business problem and will always cherish the memories and friendships we built along the way.

I was also fortunate to have had the opportunity to lead our Accounting Association at UofG in my fourth year - really during the infancy of the accounting program. I believe in my graduating year, there were approximately 15 accounting students, so it’s been really exciting to see the program continue to grow into what it’s become today – I keep a close eye on all of the great things happening at Lang!"


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The annual 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award recognizes ten University of Guelph business alumni who have achieved rapid and significant growth in their careers, who are within ten years of graduation. These proud and highly engaged University of Guelph alumni have garnered significant responsibility and influence within their respective industries and organizations. 

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