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MetLife Taps Former Citi/RBC Exec to Lead Global Technology

Martin Lippert will join the insurer as EVP and head of global technology next month.

Martin Lippert will join New York-based life insurance company MetLife as EVP and head of global technology September 6. He will report to president and CEO Steven Kandarian.

“Marty has long been acknowledged as one of the most innovative technology thinkers in the financial services industry,” Kandarian said in a statement. “His 30 years of experience in leading technology change will help MetLife successfully complete its transformation from the leading domestic life insurer to a truly global financial services enterprise.”

Lippert is a financial services technology veteran, but his experience to this point has been in retail banking. After reaching the CIO position for the first time at Mellon Financial (Pittsburgh), he rose to prominence as the CIO and VP of technology operations of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada. While in that position he was named one of I&T sibling brand Bank Systems & Technology's Elite 8 in 2004. He left RBC in mid-2008 to join Citigroup (New York)with a mandate for transformation, but amid the turmoil of the financial crisis left the company less than a year later.

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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