John Strangfeld is chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a global financial services leader with more than $1.3 trillion in assets under management (as of September 30, 2017). Prudential focuses on financial protection, retirement and asset management, and offers a wide array of innovative solutions to both individual and institutional clients.
In addition to its financial strength, Prudential is admired for its long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and a supportive workplace. Since its founding in 1875, the company has had a strong reputation in social responsibility and is dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which its employees live and work. 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. Prudential has held one of the top three spots in this annual ranking since 2010.
Before Mr. Strangfeld was named chairman and CEO of Prudential in 2008, he was vice chairman responsible for all U.S. businesses. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior investment positions at Prudential Financial, both domestically 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 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 established and continues to sponsor an MBA scholarship program at Darden for military officers seeking to transition into leadership roles in 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.