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John R. Strangfeld

Title: Chairman and CEO

John Strangfeld is chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

With 140 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.

In 2017, Prudential ranked No. 1 in FORTUNE® magazine's listing of the "World's Most Admired Companies®” in the "Insurance: Life and Health” category, and the company has held one of the top three spots in this annual ranking since 2010. 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 bachelor’s degree 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 designation.

Mr. Strangfeld has a deep commitment to his alma maters. He  is an emeritus member of Susquehanna University's Board of Trustees after serving as board chair for 10 years. He also served for 12 years as 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 serves as a vice chairman of the Geneva Association. He is 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.

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