Robert H. Benmosche joined American International Group, Inc. (AIG) as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2009, when he was also elected to the AIG Board of Directors. Mr. Benmosche retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife, Inc. in 2006 after an eleven-year career during which he led the transition of MetLife from a mutual to a public company in April 2000. Since then, MetLife has risen to be the largest life insurer in North America. During Mr. BenmoscheΥs tenure, MetLife acquired General American and TravelerΥs Life and Annuity. He joined MetLife as an Executive Vice President in 1995 to direct the merger of New England Mutual with MetLife, and to head MetLifeΥs Individual Sales force and Retail Product Development. Mr. Benmosche was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997, and named Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer in 1998.
Before joining MetLife, Mr. Benmosche spent more than 13 years at PaineWebber Group Incorporated, where he served in several capacities, such as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Chief Financial Officer of the Retail Brokerage Division. From 1989-1995, he served as Executive Vice President, heading up operations and technology for over 1,500 retail investment advisors. He also directed the merger of Kidder Peabody into PaineWebber in 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Benmosche was a Chase Manhattan Bank vice president and a staff consultant with Arthur D. Little. Mr. Benmosche received his BachelorΥs degree from Alfred University and served in Korea as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG, and he has also served on the Boards of Directors of the New York Philharmonic and Alfred University. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.