Arthur Ryan is chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., one of the largest diversified financial institutions in the world. When Ryan took his position in 1994, he became the first chairman and CEO in the company’s history to be elected from outside the company.
Previously, Ryan was president and COO of Chase Manhattan Bank, where he had a 22-year career. Ryan was named chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers in October 2003 and is co-chair of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Ryan is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and co-chair of the board of Achieve, Inc., an organization created by U.S. governors and business leaders to promote high academic standards for public schools in the U.S.
He is a graduate of Providence College with a degree in mathematics. Ryan is a second-generation Irish American with roots in Tipperary. He is married with four children.