C. Robert (Rob) Henrikson 72L
Former Chair of the Board, President, and CEO
C. Robert (Rob) Henrikson is former chair of the board, president, and CEO of MetLife, a leading provider of insurance, annuities, and employee-benefit programs. MetLife counts more than 90 of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies among its corporate clients and is the largest life insurer in the US and Mexico. The company also holds leading market positions in Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.
In July 2010, Henrikson was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade. Henrikson currently serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. He is the former chair of the Financial Services Forum and the American Council of Life Insurers. Subsequent to his retirement from MetLife, he continues to serve as chair of the S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education. He also serves on the boards of Invesco and SwissRe. Henrikson is a board member of AmeriCares and the Indian Springs School.
He earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Emory University School of Law. In addition, he is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program.
He was elected as an alumni trustee in 2007 and a term trustee in 2012.