Robert H. Benmosche joined American International Group, Inc. (AIG) as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2009, when he was also elected to the AIG Board of Directors. Mr. Benmosche retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife, Inc. in 2006 after an eleven-year career during which he led the transition of MetLife from a mutual to a public company in April 2000. Since then, MetLife has risen to be the largest life insurer in North America. During Mr. BenmoscheΥs tenure, MetLife acquired General American and TravelerΥs Life and Annuity. He joined MetLife as an Executive Vice President in 1995 to direct the merger of New England Mutual with MetLife, and to head MetLifeΥs Individual Sales force and Retail Product Development. Mr. Benmosche was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997, and named Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer in 1998.
Before joining MetLife, Mr. Benmosche spent more than 13 years at PaineWebber Group Incorporated, where he served in several capacities, such as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Chief Financial Officer of the Retail Brokerage Division. From 1989-1995, he served as Executive Vice President, heading up operations and technology for over 1,500 retail investment advisors. He also directed the merger of Kidder Peabody into PaineWebber in 1994. Earlier in his career, Mr. Benmosche was a Chase Manhattan Bank vice president and a staff consultant with Arthur D. Little. Mr. Benmosche received his BachelorΥs degree from Alfred University and served in Korea as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Signal Corps. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group AG, and he has also served on the Boards of Directors of the New York Philharmonic and Alfred University. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.
Randall S. Dearth was named President and Chief Executive Officer of LANXESS Corporation in July 2004. In August 2008, LANXESS's Canadian service operations were added to Mr. Dearth's existing responsibilities when he was named managing director of the North American region. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Chemicals Corporation. Mr. Dearth joined Bayer in 1988 as a development chemist in the automotive coatings development laboratories. He then transferred to Bayer's Automotive Technical Center in a market development role from 1993 to 1997; Mr. Dearth was on assignment in Germany, where he was responsible for market development in Europe and Asia. Upon returning to the United States, he managed the coatings and colorants resins business before being named director of the division's monomers and adhesives business. Among other positions, he also was head of the global powder coatings business group.
Mr. Dearth sits on the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Board, as well as the boards of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the United Way of Allegheny County. Mr. Dearth is also Chairman of the Warhol Museum Board, a Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh trustee, and a member of Calgon Carbon Corporation's Board of Directors. In 2007, Mr. Dearth was recognized as an emerging top CEO with a Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award. Most recently, he won a PRSA Renaissance Award as the CEO Communicator of the Year. Mr. Dearth holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hiram College, and a Master's degree in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.