José S. Suquet

José S. Suquet

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

Role & Responsibilities:
José leads Pan-American Life Insurance Group as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, overseeing operations in 22 countries and spearheading the company’s strategic planning.

José joined Pan-American Life in November 2004 and has led the organization to record growth and success thanks to an initial restructuring of the Group’s operations; a renewed and strategic focus on life, accident and health insurance solutions; and a combination of organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Pan-American Life, José held senior management posts in the insurance industry for more than four decades, including serving as senior executive vice president and chief distribution officer of AXA Financial. He also opened “The Suquet Agency” which was among the sales and marketing leaders of The Equitable and awarded Equitable’s President's Trophy for eight consecutive years.

Boards & Industry Associations:
José is currently serving on the Boards of Directors of  Regions Financial Corporation; and the Ochsner Health System. He previously served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Retail Payments Oversight Committee; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch.

José graduated from Fordham University in New York with a Bachelor of Science and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. He is also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.

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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, President and CEO

Carlos Mickan Carlos Mickan

Vice Chairman of the Board, Head of Finance and Administration

Steven A. Friedman Steven A. Friedman

Executive Vice President - Deputy Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Investment Officer

Robert DiCianni Robert DiCianni

President- Global Benefits

Bruce Parker Bruce Parker

President – Global Life

Geri Gaughan Geri Gaughan

President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company

Daniel Costello Daniel Costello

Executive Vice President – International Markets

Lisa Baudot Lisa Baudot

Senior Vice President, Investments

José Corrada José Corrada

Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

David Demmon David Demmon

Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Miguel Edwards Miguel Edwards

Senior Vice President – Chief Information Officer

Frank Recio Frank Recio

Senior Vice President – International Business Technology and Operations

Bryan Scofield Bryan Scofield

Senior Vice President – Human Resources

Selig Ehrlich Selig Ehrlich

Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Carlos Aldana Carlos Aldana

Vice President – Capital Management and Corporate Development

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

Martha O Hesse Martha O Hesse

Member of the Board since November 2015

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

Coleman D. Ross Coleman D. Ross

Member of the Board since May 2006

José S. Suquet José S. Suquet

Member of the Board since October 2004

J. Antonio Villamil J. Antonio Villamil

Member of the Board since November 2010