27 May 2014 Insurance

Metlife appoints Australia CEO

Insurer MetLife has appointed Deanne Stewart as Australia chief executive officer starting in mid-July.

Stewart will also be joining the Asia leadership team of MetLife and will directly report to Nirmala Menon, senior vice president & head of designated markets and health, Asia.

In this role, Stewart will be responsible for executing the corporate strategy to spearhead the next phase of growth for MetLife’s business in Australia and accelerate shareholder returns while ensuring the operational effectiveness of the business.

Stewart comes to MetLife from BT Financial Group, which she joined in 2007, her most recent position with them as their general manager, super, marketing and direct based in Sydney.

Prior to BT, Stewart served as managing director, head of international private client businesses for Merrill Lynch Investment Management.

Menon said: “I am very pleased to welcome Deanne to MetLife. Australia is an important market for us in Asia. Deanne brings a wealth of experience, leadership acumen, and relationship building skills to the business as well as a strong track record of delivery which will prove invaluable in driving business growth in Australia. Deanne’s deep understanding and passion for the customer will also help MetLife build a strong, differentiated position in the Australian marketplace.”

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