In his role, Reid will be responsible for accelerating global employee benefits growth by partnering with the firm’s regional offices and expanding relationships. He will also lead select critical growth initiatives for the company.
Reid joined MetLife in 2012 and since has held several leadership roles within the firm’s US group benefits organisation.
Michel Khalaf, president of business and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “James Reid brings tremendous industry knowledge, innovative thinking, and a focus on plan execution to global employee benefits. With both healthcare and employee benefits experience, he is well positioned to lead this charge.”
Commenting on his appointment, Reid added: “The power of employee benefits to bring peace of mind and, in many cases, a lifeline to employees all over the world cannot be underestimated. A connected network such as MetLife global employee benefits has the expertise to provide the best solutions for global clients as it applies a dual macro and micro lens to solving challenges. I am proud to have the opportunity to work with this team.”