Chairman and CEO
Prudential Financial, Inc.
John Strangfeld is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
With over 135 years of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Prudential’s businesses include life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, and investment management.
Since 2010, Prudential has held one of the top three spots in FORTUNE® magazine’s ranking of the “World’s Most Admired Companies®” in the “Insurance: Life and Health” category. In addition to its financial strength, Prudential has a strong reputation in social responsibility, and a long-standing commitment to diversity and workplace inclusion.
Before Mr. Strangfeld was named Chairman and CEO in 2008, he was Vice Chairman responsible for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses, which include both the Investment and the Insurance Divisions. Prior to his position as Vice Chairman, Mr. Strangfeld held a variety of senior investment positions at Prudential Financial, both within the United States and abroad.
Mr. Strangfeld received a B.S. in Business Administration from Susquehanna University, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Mr. Strangfeld remains very involved with his alma maters, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Susquehanna University and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Darden School Foundation. In 2005, Mr. Strangfeld initiated and continues to sponsor a scholarship program for military officers seeking to transition into leadership roles in civilian life via an MBA at Darden. Additionally, he is actively pursuing ways for Prudential and other corporations to support Veterans as they re-enter civilian life.
Mr. Strangfeld is a member of the Financial Services Forum and the Geneva Association. He is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and serves as a member of the Board of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.