John C. R. Hele
John C. R. Hele
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
John Hele is executive vice president & chief financial officer for MetLife, Inc. and a member of the company's executive group. Appointed to this position in September 2012, Hele oversees all financial management matters for MetLife, including financial reporting, treasury, corporate actuarial, tax, investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining MetLife, Hele was executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a public limited liability company that writes insurance and reinsurance globally through operations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Canada.
Prior to joining Arch Capital in 2009, Hele was chief financial officer and a member of the executive board of ING Group N.V., one of the largest global financial services companies. As CFO, Hele was based in Amsterdam and had responsibility for a financial function on five continents. He was also responsible for financial controls and reporting as well as capital management and tax reporting. During his six-year tenure at ING, Hele was also deputy chief financial officer, general manager, and chief insurance risk officer, responsible for global insurance risk management. Hele also served as group actuary.
Hele served as founder, president and chief executive officer of Worldinsure, Bermuda, a technology company that automated life insurance underwriting, from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch in investment banking, marketing and finance positions in the U.S. In his last role at Merrill Lynch, Hele was responsible for providing strategic and financing advice to leading life insurance chief executive officers and chief financial officers in North and South America. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Hele held various actuarial, finance and business roles at Crown Life in Toronto.
Hele has been a member of the CFO Forum in Europe, the chair of the Chief Risk Officer Forum, and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.