US insurer MetLife has appointed Frans Hijkoop as executive vice president and chief human resources officer, effective 29 August 2011.
Hijkoop will report to president and CEO Steven Kandarian and become a member of MetLife’s executive group.
Hijkoop will be responsible to ensure the successful integration of Alico.
Hijkoop comes to MetLife from PepsiCo, where he was chief personnel officer and senior vice president of human resources for the company’s Americas Foods division, a business with $23bn in revenue and 140,000 employees.
Previously, he was chief personnel officer and senior vice president of human resources for PepsiCo’s more than 100 international markets outside North America.
His responsibilies also include chief human resources officer and as an executive committee member at Lloyds TSB in London.