Business 100 - 2008

Arthur Ryan/Prudential Financial Inc.

Arthur Ryan is chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial Inc., one of the largest diversified financial institutions in the world. When Arthur took his position in 1994, he became the first chairman and CEO in the company’shistory to be elected from outside the company. Previously, he was president and COO of Chase Manhattan Bank, where he had a 22-year career.

Arthur was named chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers in October 2003 and is co-chair of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is co-chair of the board of Achieve, Inc., an organization created by U.S. governors and business leaders to drive high academic standards for public schools in the United States.

Arthur,  a second-generation Irish-American with roots in Tipperary, is married with four children.

He graduated from Providence College, where he served as a trustee, with a degree in mathematics.