MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Ricardo A. Anzaldua, 59,
will join the company as general counsel, effective December 17, 2012.
He will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steven
A. Kandarian and become a member of MetLife's executive group.
Anzaldua will lead the company’s global legal operations, and oversee
MetLife’s government relations and public policy department, corporate
secretary’s office and corporate ethics and compliance group. He will
succeed Nicholas D. Latrenta who, after a 43-year career at MetLife,
announced earlier this year his plans to retire.
“As a company with businesses around the world, MetLife operates in
multiple and often complex legal and regulatory environments,” said
Kandarian. “Ricardo’s significant experience as an advisor in legal,
financial and transactional matters, along with his industry knowledge,
will make him a valuable resource to MetLife, our customers and our
Anzaldua joins MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group where
he was associate general counsel and senior vice president. At The
Hartford, he provided counsel on commercial and consumer markets and
served as legal advisor for the company’s group benefits business. He
joined the company in 2007 as director, corporate law, and corporate
secretary. He also co-chaired the diversity committee of The Hartford’s
Prior to The Hartford, Anzaldua was corporate partner at Cleary,
Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. His practice areas included general
corporate transactions, corporate governance, and negotiating
international trade agreements.
Anzaldua has been published in legal journals and served as publications
director for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Anzaldua earned his
bachelor’s from Brown University and his law degree from Harvard Law
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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