President, U.S. and EMEA,
Michel Khalaf is president of MetLife, Inc.’s U.S. and EMEA regions and a member of the company’s Executive Group.
President of EMEA since 2011, Khalaf added responsibility for the company’s U.S. businesses, which represent nearly 40 percent of the overall company, in July 2017. In his expanded role, Khalaf oversees the company’s Group Benefits, Retirement & Income Solutions and Property & Casualty businesses in the U.S., as well as individual and group insurance businesses sold through agent, brokers, banks and direct channels in more than 25 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is based in New York.
Prior to taking on the leadership of EMEA, Khalaf was executive vice president and CEO of MetLife’s Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. He joined MetLife through its acquisition of AIG’s Alico in 2010.
In his 21 years at Alico, Khalaf held a number of leadership roles in various markets around the world including the Caribbean, France and Italy. In 1996, he was named the first general manager of Alico’s operation in Egypt. In 2001, he assumed the position of regional senior vice president in charge of Alico’s Life, Pension and Mutual Fund operation in Poland, Romania and the Baltics as well as president and CEO of Amplico Life. Later, he served as deputy president and chief operating officer of Philamlife, AIG’s operating company in the Philippines.
Khalaf is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and an MBA in finance. He is a fellow of the Life Management Institute.