Kevin Adolphe

Kevin Adolphe

Kevin Adolphe

Chief Operating Officer, NEXT Canada

Bio

As Chief Operating Officer of NEXT Canada, Kevin is responsible for all financial and operational activities of the organization. Kevin is a globally experienced strategic thinker with a proven track record. He is a successful change agent with proven capacity to translate and communicate vision into realistic goals and targets. Kevin was most recently President and CEO, Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, and President and CEO, Manulife Real Estate. He commercialized Manulife’s Private Asset Management capabilities to clients and investors worldwide, and grew third party AUM by over $15 Billion. He profitably grew Manulife’s Real Estate platform increasing the portfolio from $7.5 Billion to $22 Billion, and expanded the business into numerous new international markets. Kevin has also successfully led several ambitious global cost reduction and governance initiatives.  Prior to Manulife, Kevin was Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CIBC World Markets. During his time at CIBC, Kevin also lived in London, England and Sydney, Australia.

Kevin is a Fellow of CPA Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Trinity College, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and YPO Gold. Kevin has served on numerous Boards and is currently a member of the Rogers Bank Board, is chair of both the Risk Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Trinity College, U of T, Building Committee. Kevin was recognized by the Women in Capital Markets as a Champion of Change in 2017.