Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has appointed Rodney Dillman as its senior vice president and president of MassMutual International.

Mr Dillman will have responsibility for MassMutual International, the holding company for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s (MassMutual) international insurance subsidiaries. He will report to Elaine Sarsynski, chairman and CEO of MassMutual International and executive vice president and head of MassMutual’s retirement services business.

Mr Dillman was most recently general counsel at Babson Capital Management, a MassMutual subsidiary, and corporate vice president and associate general counsel at MassMutual. He will be succeeded as general counsel at Babson by Trish Walsh, who will remain as corporate vice president in MassMutual’s law division.

Ms Sarsynski said: Rod’s extensive legal background, mergers and acquisitions experience in the international marketplace, and strong leadership skills make him an ideal leader for MassMutual International. The international marketplace presents an enormous opportunity, and I’m confident that Rod will continue the strong growth we have experienced in our overseas operations.