New York Life announced May 15 2015 that Vice Chairman John Y. Kim had been elected president of America’s largest mutual life insurance company. Mr. Kim retains the role of chief investment officer of New York Life, as well as overall responsibility for the Investments Group and enterprise-wide technology. Mr. Kim joined New York Life in 2008 after a 25-year record as a highly successful business executive with deep knowledge of investment management and strong operational skills running numerous businesses. Prior to joining New York Life, he had been president of Prudential Retirement, where he led its defined benefit, defined contribution and guaranteed products businesses, and before that he was president of CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services. He also spent 17 years with Aetna Life & Casualty, where he rose to the position of CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Aeltus Investment Management as well as CIO of Aetna Life Insurance and Annuity Company. Mr. Kim earned his Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut.