John Y. Kim, President


John Kim is President of New York Life Insurance Company, the largest mutual life insurance company in America. He is responsible for all of the businesses of the company which includes the insurance company and all of the asset management businesses. Additionally, Mr. Kim oversees the company-wide technology organization that successfully completed a major workforce transformation and is embarking on a multi-year initiative to digitize the entire business model.

Mr. Kim joined New York Life and NYL Investments in April 2008, when he was also appointed to New York Life’s Executive Management Committee. He served as the Company’s Chief Investment Officer from January 2011 to January 2017.

Before joining New York Life, Mr. Kim was president of Prudential Retirement where he led their defined benefit, defined contribution, and guaranteed products businesses. Prior to joining Prudential, Mr. Kim served as President of CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services. He spent 17 years of his career with Aetna Life & Casualty where he rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Aeltus Investment Management. He also served as Managing Director and head of Fixed Income at Mitchell Hutchins Institutional Investors.

Mr. Kim earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

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