Metropolitan Life announces Carmina Dragomir as CEO for Romania starting from 1st of October 2017, subject to final regulatory approvals. She succeeds Emilia Bunea, who has successfully run the Romanian life insurance business for the last three years.
Carmina Dragomir joins Metropolitan Life in Romania after completing a successful role as Deputy CEO& Chief Operating Officer (COO) at MetLife Italy for the last three years. In this position, Carmina will report to Dirk Ostijn, Regional Head, Western& Central Europe. Her experience with Metropolitan Life started in 2003 and includes prior leadership positions at Metropolitan Life Romania, including COO.
“It is a great opportunity toreturn to what I think is one of the most rapidly developing markets in the region. I feel that we, at Metropolitan Life, can play an essential role in shaping the future of the insurance market in Romania, and I am honoured to lead a team consisting of some of the best professionals in the business,” stated Carmina Dragomir.
Emilia Bunea has been CEO of the Romanian operations since 2014. During her career at Metropolitan Life, Emilia consolidated the life insurance business and developed a highly professional and talented team.
“I am proud of Metropolitan Life’s achievements. Over the past three years we have significantly increased our market share of protection products, have grown our brand awareness, and our employee engagement has risen to top quartile levels worldwide. I thank our team, our consultants and our business partners, who made all of this possible: I have enjoyed every moment of our journey together,” declared Emilia Bunea.
Part of MetLife, Inc., one of the largest life insurance companies in the world, Metropolitan Life has over 18 years of activity in the Romanian life insurance market. At the moment, Metropolitan Life serves two million clients who benefit from life insurance and private pensions, with a team of 170 employees and 500 agents. As a customer centric organization, Metropolitan Life aims to maintain its crucial role as player, educator and facilitator agent in the Romanian insurance market.
Metropolitan Life is part of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), which, through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.