MetLife appoints new global benefits chief

MetLife has appointed its executive vice president James Reid as head of its global employee benefits (GEB) business.

Business-General-Handshake-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgHe is charged with expanding relationships with global EBCs and other financial organisations, as well as partnering with regional offices to accelerate the company’s growth.

Reid joined MetLife in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in health and employee benefits, and P&L ownership. He recently spearheaded MetLife’s Regional and Small Business Solutions business. Prior to MetLife, he spent more than 20 years at Aetna, with leadership roles in its healthcare and voluntary business groups.

MetLife GEB provides group life and health, pensions, and credit solutions globally through MetLife Worldwide Benefits and its joint venture company, Maxis GBN.

MetLife president, US business and EMEA Michel Khalaf says: “James brings tremendous industry knowledge, innovative thinking, and a focus on plan execution to GEB. With both healthcare and employee benefits experience, he is well positioned to lead this charge.

Reid says: “The power of employee benefits to bring peace of mind and, in many cases, a lifeline to employees all over the world cannot be underestimated.

“A connected network such as MetLife GEB has the expertise to provide the best solutions for global clients as it applies a dual macro and micro lens to solving challenges. I am proud to have the opportunity to work with this team.”