Brown succeeds Karl Erhardt, who will continue to oversee a data management initiative that focuses on improving the quality and consistency of data capture to reduce risk and foster innovation.
Brown will have a direct and independent reporting relationship with the Audit Committee of the MetLife, Inc. Board of Directors and report to MetLife President and Chief Executive Officer Michel Khalaf on an administrative basis. As Chief Auditor, Brown will lead the team responsible for providing assurance over MetLife's risk management, control and governance processes across MetLife's global business operations.
"MetLife's audit organization is a critical control function that helps protect and improve the company through objective assurance and advice," mentioned Michel Khalaf.
Brown is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of MetLife Japan. He was appointed to that position in 2016 and has also served as a member of the MetLife Japan Board of Directors since 2012. He joined MetLife in 2010 with the company's acquisition of ALICO from AIG and became regional chief financial officer of MetLife Asia in 2011. Before that, he worked at AIG/ALICO for more than a decade in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Brown started his career with Coopers & Lybrand, now PwC, in the United Kingdom. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School (U.K.) and is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant.