Ricardo A. Anzaldua
Executive Vice President & General Counsel (Retired), MetLife Inc
Ricardo A. Anzaldua is executive vice president and general counsel of MetLife, Inc. He was appointed to this position in December 2012. Anzaldua leads the company's global legal operations, and oversees MetLife's government relations and public policy department, corporate secretary's office and corporate ethics and compliance group.
Anzaldua joins MetLife from The Hartford Financial Services Group where he was senior vice president and associate general counsel. He led legal support for the company's two largest operating divisions (commercial and consumer markets), which includes the company's property-casualty, group life and disability operations and its enterprise reinsurance function.
From February 2007 to October 2010, he served as director of corporate law, where he headed the legal teams supporting the corporate secretarial, securities, corporate governance, tax, mergers & acquisitions, technology, bankruptcy and real estate functions, and served as corporate secretary from February 2008 to October 2010.
Prior to joining The Hartford, Anzaldua was a partner with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. He began his legal career with the firm upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1990.
Before law school, Anzaldua was the publications director and senior editor of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, a University of California think tank focusing on research relating to Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations, as well as Latin America more generally.
Since 2007, Anzaldua has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation and currently serves as its treasurer. Since 2002 he has also served as pro-bono general counsel of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, an international nonprofit focused on economic and community development and empowerment in the developing world.