MetLife today announced a number of changes to its senior leadership team. All changes are effective on January 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted.
Executive Vice President and President of the Latin America region Oscar Schmidt will retire after a distinguished 26-year career with the company. He will step away from his executive position on December 31, 2020, and will stay on through the end of March 2021 to assist with the leadership transition.
“Over the past two and a half decades, Oscar has helped us grow and develop our Latin America business, building a well-diversified portfolio of businesses across the region,” said MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf. “Under his strong leadership, we have grown to become the largest life insurer in Latin America – a distinction achieved organically and through a number of acquisitions.”
Succeeding Schmidt as Regional President, Latin America, will be Eric Clurfain, Executive Vice President and Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife Japan K.K., subject to the necessary approvals. He will report to Khalaf.