Position: Executive Vice President and Head of International Businesses

Scott Sleyster is executive vice president and head of Prudential Financial, Inc.’s International Businesses. In this role he oversees Prudential’s International Insurance segment, which develops, distributes and services individual life insurance, retirement and related financial security products to markets around the globe. Prudential’s International Insurance segment has operations and joint ventures in 11 countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina and India.

Since joining Prudential, Sleyster has served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as chief investment officer, managing Prudential’s $460 billion general account portfolio.[1] He also has served as head of the Full-Service Retirement business, president of the Guaranteed Products business and chief financial officer for the Employee Benefits Division. Additionally, Sleyster has held roles in Prudential’s Treasury, Derivatives and Investment Management units.

Sleyster has played an active role in the development of U.S. retirement policy and has supported legislative efforts to promote the formation of new retirement plans, expand coverage under existing plans and increase overall levels of retirement savings. He was appointed by President Bush and Congress as a delegate to the National Summit on Retirement Savings in 2002 and 2006. In October 2009, he testified before Congress on the Reform of the Over-the-Counter Derivative Market. In 2003, he testified to the Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce at a public hearing on the Pension Security Act. In 2005, he was named a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. 

Sleyster recently served as Prudential’s representative to the Institute for International Finance’s Committee on Asset and Investment Management. In this capacity, he has presented views on long-term investing at several prominent international conferences, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s High-Level Roundtables in May 2013 and June 2014, and the International Finance Committee’s G-20 Conference in February 2014.

He earned an MBA from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in finance, with distinction, from the University of Missouri. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.


[1] As of March 31, 2018