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Ken Hines

Ken Hines

Class:

MBA 1984

Title:

Senior managing director of bond and corporate finance group

Company:

John Hancock

"What Kenan-Flagler did for me was help me transition from forestry to corporate banking. I could never have had this career without taking the step to get my MBA at Kenan-Flagler."

Career highlights

  • Assistant vice president, corporate banking NCNB (now Bank of America)
  • Managing director and team leader of forestry and timber products bond group John Hancock
  • Senior managing director of John Hancock's bond and corporate finance group

What he does:

Hines leads a team of 60 investment professionals who manage $60 billion in bond assets within seven bond industry teams in John Hancock's bond and corporate finance group. He is also a member of the credit committee of Manulife Financial Corp. in Toronto, which acquired John Hancock in 2004. In that role, he reviews all the investments for the global enterprise.

What has UNC Kenan-Flagler meant to your career?

"What Kenan-Flagler did for me was help me transition from forestry to corporate banking. Being a part of the School was a way to get Hugh McColl to hire me after graduation. The School provided great training in finance, statistics and accounting. I could never have had this career without taking the step to get my MBA at Kenan-Flagler."

What did UNC Kenan-Flagler's focus on leadership affect your career?

"The School did a great job of preparing me for the leadership role I have had for the past 19 years. Kenan-Flagler exposed me to a whole bunch of leaders - successful people in the faculty, alumni, speakers and my fellow classmates who let me know that there was a bigger world out there. We went to London for two and a half weeks, and it was a very eye opening experience to see the world of finance in London. It opened my eyes to the world. "

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