|[March 08, 2013]
Carlos M. Gutierrez Named to MetLife's Board of Directors
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Carlos M. Gutierrez, 59,
has been elected to its board of directors effective today.
"I am pleased to welcome Carlos to the MetLife board of directors," said
Steven A. Kandarian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
MetLife, Inc. "His significant leadership experience in both the public
and private sectors, combined with his strong, global management
background, will make him a valuable resource for MetLife and its
Gutierrez was vice chairman of Citigroup's Institutional Client Group
from January 2011 through February 2013. Before joining Citigroup, he
was chairman of Global Political Strategies, a division of the global
strategic communications firm APCO Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009,
Gutierrez served as the 35th U.S Secretary of Commerce,
working with government and business leaders to promote the economic
interests of the United States.
Before serving as Commerce Secretary, Gutierrez was chairman, president
and chief executive officer of Kellogg Company. As CEO, Gutierrez
oversaw a number of sales and profitability improvements at the company.
Over the span of a 30-year career at Kellogg, Gutierrez held several
senior leadership positions, including chief operating officer and head
of the company's Asia-Pacific business.
Gutierrez serves as a national trustee at the University of Miami, a
trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is
co-chairman of the Regional Migration Study Group. In February 2013, he
was named chairman of Republicans for Immigration Reform. He also serves
on the board of directors of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
Previously, Gutierrez served on the boards of Corning (News - Alert), Inc., Lighting
Science Group Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive and United Technologies
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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