MetLife has appointed John Hele as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective from 04 September 2012.

Hele, who holds more than 30 years of broad financial services and insurance industry experience, will directly report to MetLife chairman, president and chief executive officer, Steven Kandarian.

Kandarian said, ”His deep technical expertise, knowledge of world markets, strong risk management skills and proven leadership ability will serve our customers and shareholders well.”

Prior to joining MetLife, Hele served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Arch Capital, a global insurance and reinsurance underwriter.

Hele also worked for six years at ING as chief financial officer and a member of the executive board, deputy chief financial officer, general manager, and chief insurance risk officer, as well as group actuary.

He served as chief executive officer of Worldinsure from 1999 to 2003, and also worked at Merrill Lynch and Crown Life.

MetLife is a provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs to 90 million customers across the globe through its subsidiaries and affiliates.