José S. Suquet, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

José S. Suquet is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas, established in 1911. Mr. Suquet’s leadership and commitment to change have paved the way for growth and success since he joined the company as President and CEO in November 2004.

In his more than 10 years leading the PALIG organization, Mr. Suquet and his management team have more than doubled the size of the company through consistent organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions with a renewed focus on life, health and personal accident insurance, while expanding its historical footprint throughout the Americas.

In August 2005, he led New Orleans-based Pan-American Life through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina swiftly establishing an emergency plan which later became an industry case study in disaster recovery. Mr. Suquet’s international industry experience guided his strategy to restructure the group’s operations and focus on core areas of growth opportunity in life and health insurance, while also stabilizing the company’s operational model and implementing a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management program.

Mr. Suquet was appointed Chairman of the Board of PALIG in January 2008, and despite the subsequent economic downturn, PALIG achieved record revenue growth and operating earnings which increased its total capital to an all-time high. In 2010, A.M. Best upgraded the company's "Financial Strength Rating" from "A-" to "A" and Fitch Ratings reaffirmed "A" rating with a stable outlook.

In 2012 under Mr. Suquet’s leadership, PALIG acquired approximately $675 million in MetLife Alico/Algico assets across 15 countries in Central America and the Caribbean, further establishing the company as a leading insurance carrier in the region. In a strategic initiative to expand the company’s position in the United States market, in 2015, Mr. Suquet led the merger between Pan-American Life Mutual Holding Company and Mutual Trust Holding Company. The combined entity would generate approximately $1 billion in revenue, and hold $5.5 billion in total assets, and $850 million in total capital.

In 2017, Mr. Suquet was appointed to the Regions Financial Corporation Board of Directors and serves on the Board’s Risk and Compensation Committees. He also serves on The American Council of Life Insurers' (ACLI) Board of Directors and Corporate Governance Committee; as well as the Ochsner Health System Board of Directors where he sits on the Compensation Committee and Audit and Oversight Committee.

Prior to joining PALIG, Mr. Suquet held senior management posts in the insurance industry for more than three decades, including serving as senior executive vice president and chief distribution officer of AXA Financial. He was also involved in professional and industry associations serving as chairman for LIMRA International and as a board member for a number of organizations including: American College; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Retail Payments Oversight Committee; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch. He is also a former chairman on the board of trustees of the United Way of the Greater New Orleans Area and was the chairman of the United Way 2008 campaign.

While living in New York, Mr. Suquet served as director of the Greater New York YMCA and was trustee of the Browning School. In South Florida, he played a prominent role in Miami’s civic and business affairs, including as chairman-elect of the Beacon Council, trustee of Florida International University Foundation and trustee of Baptist Hospital Foundation. 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.

Mr. Suquet was born in Cuba and graduated from Fordham University (New York) with a Bachelor of Science and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.

Carlos F. Mickan, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mickan oversees all financial operations and has more than 25 years of experience in Latin American and Asian markets and financial activities. In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mickan leads the Group's corporate human resources department.

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. Mickan served as senior vice president and CFO of Principal International Inc., the International Division of Principal Financial Group, where he managed financial relationships and activities across Latin America and Asia. Mr. Mickan was instrumental in Principal Financial’s transition from a mutual insurance company to a stock company while contributing his financial acumen to significantly improve performance in the firm's International Division.

As the leader of the international mergers and acquisitions program during his five years at Principal International, assets under management grew from $1 billion to $10 billion. Before joining Principal in 1999, Mr. Mickan held positions with Aetna International in Hartford, CT as Vice President and Chief Planning Officer for 12 international subsidiaries and also served as country officer/liaison for the Venezuela joint venture. Also, he served as chief financial officer for Cigna Latin America and assistant treasurer for CIGNA Worldwide. Mr. Mickan's international experience and exposure, and expertise in the Latin American markets are an integral part of Pan-American Life's strategy. Additionally, he has assisted in the development of numerous successful acquisitions and joint ventures in Latin America.

Mr. Mickan joined the Pan-American Life board of directors in August 2014. In addition, he presently serves as member of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Ballet Association and Louisiana Appleseed.

Born in Colombia, he is an alumnus of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, with a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration and received an M.B.A in international business from the University of South Carolina.

Patrick Fraizer, Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Fraizer brings to Pan-American Life’s senior executive team more than 25 years of legal, compliance, accounting, and mergers/acquisitions experience in the financial services industry as well as specialization in joint ventures. Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. Fraizer served as vice president and senior international counsel for the Principal Financial Group with responsibility for the firm’s legal services outside of the United States.

During his tenure at Principal, he also served as a general auditor and chief compliance officer for the Group and as general counsel for its international division.

Mr. Fraizer also worked as a tax specialist with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree of business administration in accounting and a J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa.

Rodolfo J. “Rudy” Revuelta, CFA, Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

Rodolfo J. “Rudy” Revuelta is responsible for the investment portfolios of Pan-American Life Insurance Group. Mr. Revuelta began his professional career with Pan-American Life in 1976 as a Latin American securities analyst and was named vice president in 1993. He is a member and past chairman of the Investment Committee of the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area and past president of the Financial Analysts of New Orleans.

Mr. Revuelta received a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration and M.B.A from the University of Florida. He earned his chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation in 1980 and is a member of the CFA Institute, formerly AIMR.

Stephen Batza, President – U.S. Life Business and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company

Stephen Batza, FSA, MAAA, CLU, ChFC, is President of the U.S. Life Business for Pan-American Life Insurance Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company. Prior to joining Mutual Trust in November 2007, Mr. Batza was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Individual Life Business Unit at Liberty Mutual Group. In this position, he was responsible for a multi-channel distribution system with a comprehensive product portfolio. A recognized leader in the industry, he is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and holds a bachelor's degree from Siena College.

Robert DiCianni, President – International Group Business

Robert DiCianni oversees all the operations where Pan-American Life has a presence in the Caribbean and Latin America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Mr. DiCianni is responsible for driving growth in the corporation through the design and implementation of strategies and policies pertaining to sales, operations, and human resources. Mr. DiCianni has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, almost 20 years of which have been focused in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He has extensive experience in local, regional, and home office roles. He has been a CEO of insurance companies in three different countries in Central and South America and Mexico, with diverse experiences ranging from starting a green field operation to successfully managing a turnaround situation.

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. DiCianni served as Vice President with MetLife International, managing MetLife’s corporate business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. DiCianni was with Alico/AIG for over 20 years, where he had a track record of consistently delivering profitable growth. He had extensive experience in group underwriting, TCN/Expatriate business, and Multinational Pooling before concentrating in the Latin America region. Mr. DiCianni began his career as a Group Underwriter with Prudential. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.

John Foley, President – U.S. Group Business

Mr. Foley provides leadership and oversees all areas within Special Markets, U.S.Benefits and the Puerto Rico health business. He also supervises the development of products and business relationships to ensure growth and profitability consistent with the company’s business objectives and strategies in these areas.

Mr. Foley brings more than 20 years of experience from the insurance industry. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Berkshire Life Insurance, a wholly owned stock subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance, overseeing operations and information technology, including underwriting, new business administration, claims, and client services.

Prior to working for Berkshire Life Insurance he was the Vice President of The Guardian Life Insurance’s Group Dental and Vision where he was responsible for managing the product development, actuarial review, financial management and promotion to field.

As a community leader Mr. Foley actively contributes to numerous organizations such as National Association of Dental Plans NADP (board chair 2007-2008 and treasurer in 2006), United Way, Berkshire County Co-Chair for the 2007-2008 campaign and American Heart Association Chair 2014.

Mr. Foley earned Executive M.B.A with honors from the Northeastern University.

Bruce Parker, President – International Life Business

Mr. Parker is responsible for all Individual Life insurance business in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as for developing the Life strategy for the U.S. Hispanic Market. In addition, as Chairman of Pan-American International Insurance Corporation (PAIIC) and Pan-American Assurance Company International, Inc. (PAACII) he oversees PALIG’s Private Client Life businesses.

Mr. Parker is the former President, CEO and Chairman of Old Mutual US Life and held leadership responsibilities for several of its subsidiaries. As head of Old Mutual US Life, he oversaw $19.3 billion in assets. Most notably, his leadership of the retail business strategy development raised the brand visibility and extended the company’s domestic market reach. Mr. Parker was responsible for the strategic direction on the affluent and mass market Baby Boomer population, the U.S. Hispanic market and the affluent international markets, growing revenues from $5 billion to more than $8.2 billion in two years.

Prior to Old Mutual, Mr. Parker was Senior Vice President of Distribution for Jefferson Pilot Financial, where he led the design and implementation of their Premier Partner Strategy, growing revenue by 50 percent in three years working with independent agents and marketing organizations.

Mr. Parker earned a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego and a MS in Management from The American College. He also holds a Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. Mr. Parker is a former Board member of LIMRA International, former Trustee of The American College Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania and former Trustee of Mt. Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Michael Carricarte, Senior Vice President - Individual Health

Mr. Carricarte is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the medical insurance field. In his role as Senior Vice President - Individual Health, Mr. Carricarte oversees all of Pan-American Life’s international individual health operations. This includes individual health products in Latin America as well as the Pan-American Private Client line of business which offers international high net worth clients in Latin American and the Caribbean access to International Major Medical insurance with the highest levels of service and first class health benefits.

Previously, Mr. Carricarte cofounded and became President of AMEDEX and later USA Medical Services, which grew to become the leading provider of major medical insurance for individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean. After selling his company to BUPA International, he led the organization in becoming the largest provider of insurance products and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, insuring and servicing over 1,000,000 high net worth individuals in 42 countries and generating over $300 million in major medical premium.

Mr. Carricarte is a native of Miami, Florida and graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program.

Daniel Costello, Senior Vice President – International Country Management

Mr. Costello oversees all of Pan-American Life’s international operations in Latin America. He is a proven life insurance executive with over 30 years of global management experience in every major region of the world. He is recognized for his expertise in strategy, multi-channel distribution, operations, and product development.

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. Costello spent over 30 years with American International Group (AIG) and AIA Group. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of AIA International - Korea, a company with over 3 million policies, US$2 billion in total annual premium, and US$180 million in operating profit after tax (OPAT). In his five years in this role, he increased OPAT by 11.5% CAGR, significantly reduced Accident and Health loss ratios, and doubled new business premium from protection products.

Prior to his role in Korea, Mr. Costello was Senior Vice President and global head of the Individual Life and Accident and Health Profit Center for American Life Insurance Company (Alico) responsible for the profitable growth of Alico’s Individual products in over 50 countries. He also developed a holistic operating model to seamlessly integrate product, marketing, distribution and product development for Alico.

Mr. Costello holds a B.B.A. Finance from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. He also obtained his Employee Benefits Specialist certification from International Foundation / Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Frank Recio, Senior Vice President – International Business Technology and Operations

Frank Recio is responsible for overseeing Pan-American Life’s international business operating model, which includes business information systems, healthcare delivery, project management, individual and group health operations as well as individual life (Latin America) operations.

Mr. Recio has more than two decades of experience in developing and implementing large-scale strategic, operational, and systems transformations. In 2005 he co-founded Redbridge Advisors and served as its Director. Under his leadership, the company grew its operations to include eight divisions, 150 employees, $12 million in Revenue and $75 million in premiums.

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. Recio provided consulting and risk management services to Pan-American Life and other corporate clients, notably MetLife Mexico; AXA Assistance; Grupo Nacional Provincial (Mexico); Jackson Memorial Hospital; Allianz (Ireland); Amil (Brazil); MMM Healthcare (Puerto Rico); INS (Costa Rica); and Vanbreda (Belgium).

Mr. Recio holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Scott Reitan, Senior Vice President - Administration and Information Technology

Mr. Reitan oversees all of Pan-American Life’s corporate administration and information technology including global system solutions, technology, facilities, business continuity and corporate governance. Additionally, he heads the IT Governance Council and Operations Council. For 18 months prior to his appointment, Mr. Reitan had been engaged with Pan-American Life as a consultant guiding the company through a series of strategic initiatives, including the initial transition efforts to the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance model.

Mr. Reitan’s career began as an auditor with Ernst & Whinney, transitioning in the late 1980’s to a leadership role with First Bank System. In the mid 1990’s he established an independent consulting practice focused on profitability measurement, business intelligence and acquisition integration. In the late 1990’s Mr. Reitan joined Treasury Services Corporation and subsequently Oracle Corporation as Vice President of Financial Services Strategy. Most recently, Mr. Reitan founded and served as Partner and President of Parkfield Group, a consulting firm focused on financial management, process improvement, corporate governance, SOX compliance, enterprise risk management and business continuity planning.

Mr. Reitan earned a B.S.B. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and is a CPA.

Selig Ehrlich, Chief Actuary and Risk Officer

Mr. Selig Ehrlich serves as the Chief Actuary and Risk Officer for Pan-American Life Insurance Group. In his 35 year operating and consulting career, Mr. Ehrlich has gained a reputation as a leader and subject matter expert in the areas of financial reporting and analysis, product design/pricing, risk management, mergers & acquisitions, valuation, and reinsurance. Mr. Ehrlich was Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary of AXA/Equitable and a member of the Executive Management Committee.

While there (1999-2003), he led the valuation and projection unit through a period of extensive change, building and communicating new risk assessment analysis (eg. Embedded Value and Economic Capital) in response to the significant changes in equity volatility. In addition, he oversaw the successful redesign, re-pricing, and implementation of much of the retail life insurance and variable annuity portfolio (including the restructuring of underwriting and reinsurance) and led the divestiture effort of their disability income business while managing the remaining health business back to break even profitability.

While at Travelers Insurance (1994-1999), Mr. Ehrlich played a major role in numerous transactions (divestiture of Group Life and Health businesses; acquisition and integration of Aetna P&C) and was instrumental in returning the Life companies to profitability and strength through the disciplined re-pricing of in-force and new business, based on analysis of the marketplace, emerging experience and financial results. As Chief Actuary and CFO of the Individual and Group Annuity business units, he significantly revamped their product portfolios, to enable distribution expansion to multiple new proprietary and non-proprietary channels - leading to billions of dollars in profitable new annual sales.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Ehrlich was a consultant at Coopers and Lybrand (1990-1994), where he had multiple audit and consulting clients (eg. Travelers, AIG, Mass Mutual, MONY) and worked on such high profile restructuring projects as the rehabilitation of Mutual Benefit Life and Executive Life. Prior to consulting, Selig began his career at the Equitable (1980), where he progressed from actuarial trainee to VP & Chief Planning Officer through a series of rotational assignments in various product, financial and investment departments.

Mr. Ehrlich is a graduate of New York University’s College of Business and Public Administration, with degrees in actuarial science and finance. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA ‘84) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA ‘87).

Carlos Aldana, Vice President - Corporate Development

Mr. Aldana is responsible for the Corporate Development and Capital Management functions at Pan-American Life. These areas include organic growth initiatives, mergers & acquisitions and financing alternatives.

Mr. Aldana joined Pan-American Life in 2012. Prior to joining Pan-American Life he was a Director in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch where he worked for 8 years and was responsible for origination and execution of merger & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Some notable transactions during this time include the reorganization and re-IPO of AIG in 2010-2011, the IPO and subsequent capital market transactions of Verisk Analytics, the sale of Philadelphia Insurance Consolidated, First Mercury, Ohio Casualty and Rosemont Re and a multitude of capital raising transactions for Hartford Financial, Protective Insurance, Lincoln Financial, StanCorp, Pacific Life and State Farm among many others.

Mr. Aldana is a Systems Engineer and prior to his career in the insurance industry he worked in the design, build and implementation of machinery control systems for the defense, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Aldana was also a member of the team responsible for the ISO-9001/2 certification of a 3M and an Allied Signal plant in Mexico and worked in several Business Process Reengineering efforts at small to mid-size manufacturing companies.

Mr. Aldana received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, a Master of Sciences in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Marta Reeves, Vice President - Corporate Marketing

As Vice President – Corporate Marketing, Marta Reeves is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the company’s brand as part of a broader strategy to drive sustainable and profitable growth. In this capacity, she oversees all of the Group’s communications to different stakeholders in support of corporate objectives, including mergers and acquisitions, public relations, media relations, and corporate social responsibility.

Ms. Reeves is also directly responsible for providing strategic support to all lines of business in the development and execution of communication plans oriented to customers and distribution partners both in the United States and internationally.

Previously, Ms. Reeves worked at Principal International, a unit of Principal Financial Group, as director of direct marketing where she was responsible for strategic planning and development of corporate growth initiatives in Latin America, Asia and the U.S. Hispanic market. Her prior insurance industry experience includes executive-level positions in international insurance marketing with CIGNA and Aetna throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

She has extensive experience in direct marketing, policyholder communication and loyalty programs, call center management and marketing support of distribution partners.

Born in the United States, Ms. Reeves grew up in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela and Argentina. Ms. Reeves earned her bachelor's degree of science in marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and holds an M.B.A in international business from the University of Miami.

Bryan P. Scofield, Vice President - Human Resources

Mr. Scofield is responsible for all Human Resources strategy and administration for Pan-American Life operations in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the Caribbean. He first began his career in Human Resources in 1991 as Benefits and Compensation Analyst at First Commerce Corporation in New Orleans. Today, he possesses over 22 years of experience as a Human Resources professional.

Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. Scofield held the position of Director of Benefits and Compensation at Hancock Bank in Gulfport, Mississippi where his responsibilities included managing the administration of all health and welfare plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and laws and conducting executive compensation analysis. Mr. Scofield is a member of the American Compensation Association as well of The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). He also holds the position of Board Secretary on the Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans Board of Governors.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans and holds a certificate of Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Stephen Batza, President – U.S. Life Business and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company
  • Board Member appointed October 2015.
  • President of the U.S. Life Business for Pan-American Life Insurance Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Trust Life Insurance Company.
  • Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Individual Life Business Unit at Liberty Mutual Group.
  • A fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
  • Bachelor's degree from Siena College.
Jerry Carlisle, Member
  • Board Member Appointed in February 2013.
  • Began career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) where he headed up the New Orleans office’s Computer Auditing effort, specializing in oil and gas and financial services clients. Also served a 2-year rotation in New York City leading the design of the education program for firm’s computer auditing activities.
  • Joined Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E) in 1979 and in 1983 was elected LL&E’s Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and continued in that position until his retirement in 1997.
  • Currently serves as an adjunct Professor at Tulane University.
  • Currently Chair of a Vistage Group for New Orleans area CEO’s.
  • Former Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Energy Partners Limited.
  • Former member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
  • Former President of UNO Business Higher Education Council.
  • B.A., Mississippi State University; M.B.A., Loyola University..
Martha O. Hesse, Member
  • Board Member appointed October 2015.
  • Private Investor, Retired President, Hesse Gas Company (1990-2003).
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Enbridge Energy Partners (2007-2012).
  • Served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1986-1989).
  • Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (1983-1986).
  • Served as Senior Vice President, First Chicago Corporation.
  • Served as a Director of AMECplc, and Terra Industries, Inc.
  • Attended University of Iowa; MBA University of Chicago.
Carlos F. Mickan, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer
  • Board Member Appointed August 2014.
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Pan-American Life since June 2005.
  • Formerly Senior Vice President and CFO of Principal International, Inc., Chief Planning Officer for Aetna International, CFO for CIGNA Latin America and Assistant Treasurer for CIGNA Worldwide.
  • While with Principal, assisted in the development of numerous successful acquisitions and joint ventures in Asia & Latin America.
  • More than 25 years of industry experience.
  • Member of the Risk & Uncertainty Management Council at University of South Carolina- Darla Moore School of Business.
  • Board Member and Vice Chair of Board Development of New Orleans Ballet Association.
  • B.S., Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; M.B.A. International Business, University of South Carolina.
Kenneth Mlekush, Lead Director
  • Board Member Appointed May, 2005
  • Formerly served as Vice Chairman of Jefferson Pilot Corporation and President of Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company.
  • Served as President and COO of Southland Life and President and CEO of Columbia National Corporation.
  • Former Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sun Life of America and also served as Chairman, President and CEO of Universal Guaranty Life – a subsidiary of Sun Life.
  • Former board member of National Financial Partners.
  • Former Chairman of LIMRA.
  • Former trustee of the American College and Board member of Life Underwriting Training Council.
  • More than 50 years in the life insurance industry.
  • B.A., University of Montana.
  • CLU, CHFC designations from American College.
Wendell Mottley, Member
  • Board Member Appointed February 2013.
  • Former Chairman of the Unit Trust Corporation, the Caribbean's largest mutual fund company.
  • Served in government positions in Trinidad from 1981 to 1995 where his positions included Minister of Housing, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Minister of Finance.
  • In 1996, joined Credit Suisse New York and served there as an investment banker in various positions for 15 years, also served at Credit Suisse as Managing Director and Senior Advisor.
  • Former Board member and member of the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Former member of the Asa Wright Beard Foundation, the leading environmental group in the Caribbean.
  • Member of the Leadership Council of Yale University School of Forestry and the Environment.
  • Represented Trinidad at the 1964 Olympic Games where he won silver and bronze medals.
  • B.A., Yale University; M.A., Cambridge University
Daniel P. Mulheran, Member
  • Board Member appointed October 2015.
  • Retired President, Individual Life Distribution, ING U.S., LLC (2007-2013).
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of ING America Equities (2007-2013).
  • Former Senior Vice President and Head of IGA Distribution, U.S. Life Group, at ING U.S. Financial Services (2002-2007).
  • Former President and Principal of Mulheran & Associates, Inc., an insurance and financial services practice (1976-2002).
  • Former President of the Minneapolis Life Underwriters’ Association.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy; Baccalaureate in business from California State University, Hayward.
Carlos Palomares, Chairman - Finance Committee
  • Board Member Appointed October, 2007.
  • With more than 30 years of management experience in the retail financial services industry, Mr. Palomares has completed global assignments in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Served as COO of two major financial companies; Capital One FSB and Citibank Latin America Consumer Bank.
  • Served as CFO of Citibank North America Consumer Bank and led Citibank FSB Florida and Maryland/Virginia regions as its President and CEO.
  • Board member of Banesco USA.
  • Board member of Regional Management Corporation (NYSE Symbol RM).
  • B.S., New York University.
Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan, Chairman - Organization & Compensation Committee
  • Board Member Appointed November, 2011.
  • Joined Ochsner Health System in 1998, formerly Chief Executive Officer 2001-2013, now Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Clinic Foundation & International Services.
  • Former Chief Medical Officer of Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, NM and past chair of the Metropolitan Hospital Council.
  • Board member of the Louisiana Hospital Association, Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Café Reconcile.
  • Serves on the Advisory Board of IberiaBank.
  • B.A., University of Texas; M.D., University of Texas; M.H.S.A., College of St. Francis.
Coleman Ross, Chairman - Audit Committee
  • Board Member Appointed May, 2006.
  • Former audit partner of Price Waterhouse and Chairman and Managing Partner of Price Waterhouse’s insurance practice.
  • Former CFO of two NYSE-listed insurance companies.
  • Served on American Institute of CPA’s Insurance Industry Task Force.
  • Board member of Syncora Holdings Limited (financial guarantee insurer) and Pike Pointe Holdings (toll road, bridge, and tunnel operator).
  • Former board member of Omega Insurance Limited (Lloyds of London syndicate operator) and NCCI Holdings, Inc. (insurance data services).
  • B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A.-Economics, Trinity College.
  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.
José S. Suquet, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
  • Pan-American Life President and CEO since November, 2004; Chairman of the Board since 2008.
  • Former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer at AXA Financial.
  • More than 35 years of insurance industry experience.
  • Past Chairman of LIMRA International and former member of American College Board.
  • Board member of Regions Financial Corporation; member of the Risk Committee and Compensation Committee
  • Board member of The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI); member of the Corporate Governance Committee.
  • Board member of Ochsner Health System; member of Compensation Committee and Audit and Oversight Committee.
  • Former Board member of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Chairman of Retail Payments Office Committee.
  • Former Board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of the Greater New Orleans for 2010-2011.
  • B.S., Fordham University; M.B.A., University of Miami.
J. Antonio Villamil, Chairman - Nominating & Governance Committee
  • Board Member Appointed November, 2010.
  • Served as a U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs – President George H.W. Bush Administration.
  • Former Dean School of Business, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.
  • Founder and Principal of The Washington Economics Group, Inc.
  • Former Chairman of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors of Florida.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Broadcasting System and Mercantil CommerceBank, N.A.
  • B.S., Louisiana State University; M.A.- Economics, Louisiana State University; Ph.D. Candidate- Economics, Louisiana State University.
  • Awarded a doctoral degree in Economics (hc) from Florida International University, for "distinguished contributions to the Nation in the field of economics."

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