Dr. Sandra K. Johnson

Dr. Sandra K. Johnson

Member of the Board since June 2023

Dr. Sandra K. Johnson is the Founder CEO and CTO of Global Mobile Finance Inc., a Fintech Finance company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She is also the Founder & CEO of SKJ Visioneering, a technology consulting company. In addition, she is a Visiting Scholar at North Carolina, A&T State University and a Director of the Board of Directors for Regional Management Corporation. 

She is formerly the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IBM Central, East and West Africa, and was based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her previous IBM assignments include working as a Business Development Executive (based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) the Chief Technology Officer, Global Small and Medium Business for IBM Systems and Technology Group, the Linux Performance Architect, and managing the Linux Performance, WebSphere Database Development, and Java Server, performance teams within IBM development and research organizations 

She has conducted research in a number of computer related areas and was part of the design team that developed the prototype for the IBM Scalable Parallel Processor (SP2), the base machine for "Deep Blue", 1BM's world famous chess machine. 

Dr.  Johnson was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, which consists of the top 1% of IBM's over 250,000 technical professionals. She has received numerous technical and professional awards and is a Master inventor with over 40 patents issued and pending. She has authored and co-authored over 80 publications, is Editor and Chief of the book Performance Tuning for Linux Servers, and is author of Inspirational Nuggets, Inspirational Nuggets too, and GREGORY: The Life of a Lupus Warrior. 

Dr. Johnson has received several patents, publications, and technical awards. She is recognize as one of the Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology (2007-2040). She is the recipient of the 2006 Summit Heritage Award from the IT Senior Management forum, the 2006 Share the Light Award from the IBM Austin Black Diversity Network Group, the 2005 Black Engineer of the year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution in lndustry, the 2002 YWCA of Greater Austin Woman of the Year in Science/ Technology Award,the 200l lNROADS Supervisor of the Year Award, the 2000 National Society of Black Engineers' Golden Torch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Industry, and the 1998 Women of Color Technology Award for Research Leadership. She was featured in CyberRhythms: Black Innovations in Technology at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in 2003, and profiled in several publications, including the September 2004 issue of Ebony, the March 2003 issue of Essence, and the cover of the March 2001 issue of Black Enterprise, which featured the top 25 Blacks in Technology.  

Dr. Johnson earned B.S. (summa cum laude), M.S. and PhD. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Southern University, Stanford University, and Rice University, respectively.  

She is the first African American Woman to earn a PhD in Computer Engineering in United States. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She is also an IEEE Fellow and ACM distinguish engineer.


Executive Management

The steady stewardship of Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s internationally experienced leadership team ensures that Pan-American Life continues to transform the vision of its founders into trusted financial security and peace of mind for its customers.

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

President of Finance and Investments | Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker

President – Global Life

Geri Gaughan Geri Gaughan

President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust Life Solutions

Daniel Costello Daniel Costello

Executive Vice President – International Markets

Frank Recio Frank Recio

Executive Vice President - Operations and Technology

Carlos Aldana Carlos Aldana

Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Bryan Scofield Bryan Scofield

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Ivan Vergara Ivan Vergara

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Selig Ehrlich Selig Ehrlich

Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Alvaro Muñoz Alvaro Muñoz

Vice President Financial Reporting, Controller

Ana Melissa Ramos J. Ana Melissa Ramos J.

Vice President, Deputy Global Human Resource Officer

Marta Reeves Marta Reeves

Vice President – Corporate Marketing


Board of Directors

Pan-American Life Insurance Group’s Board of Directors provides support and guidance to the Group’s executive management team, driving the careful strategic planning and excellent execution that are the cornerstones of the company’s success.

Stephen Batza Stephen Batza

Member of the Board since November 2015

Jerry Carlisle Jerry Carlisle

Member of the Board since February 2013

William H. Hines William H. Hines

Member of the Board since January 2023

 Dr. Sandra K. Johnson Dr. Sandra K. Johnson

Member of the Board since June 2023

Suzanne T. Mestayer Suzanne T. Mestayer

Member of the Board since November 2017

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Member of the Board since July 2014

Carlos Palomares Carlos Palomares

Member of the Board since October 2007

Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan

Member of the Board since November 2011

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

Dr. José Antonio Villamil Dr. José Antonio Villamil

Member of the Board since November 2010