MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that John C. R. Hele, 53, will
join the company as executive vice president and chief financial
officer, effective Sept. 4, 2012. Hele will report to Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Kandarian and become a
member of MetLife’s executive group.
“John is a highly qualified chief financial officer with over 30 years
of broad financial services and insurance industry experience,”
Kandarian said. “His deep technical expertise, knowledge of world
markets, strong risk management skills and proven leadership ability
will serve our customers and shareholders well.”
Most recently, Hele was executive vice president, chief financial
officer and treasurer of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a public limited
liability company that writes insurance and reinsurance globally through
operations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Canada.
Prior to joining Arch Capital in 2009, Hele was chief financial officer
and a member of the executive board of ING Group N.V., one of the
largest global financial services companies. As CFO, Hele was based in
Amsterdam and had responsibility for a large global financial function
in over 60 countries. He was also responsible for financial controls and
reporting as well as capital management and tax reporting. During his
six-year tenure at ING, Hele was also deputy chief financial officer,
general manager, and chief insurance risk officer, responsible for
global insurance risk management. Hele also served as group actuary.
Hele served as chief executive officer of Worldinsure, Bermuda, a
technology company that automated life insurance underwriting, from 1999
to 2003. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch in
investment banking, marketing and finance positions. In addition, Hele
held various actuarial, finance and business roles at Crown Life in
Hele has been a member of the CFO Forum in Europe, the chair of the
Chief Risk Officer Forum, and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and
employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in
the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle
East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
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