Wall Street 50 - 2009

Conor Murphy

Conor Murphy/MetLife

Conor Murphy is vice president and head of investor relations for MetLife. He was appointed to this position in 2007. Previously, Conor was vice president and CFO for MetLife’s investments department since 2002. He joined MetLife in 2000 after seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served in the New York Financial Services Industry Practice. Prior to that, he spent five years with Grant Thornton LLP in Dublin, Ireland.

Conor is a founding trustee of Cristo Rey New York High School and a past president of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Conor is also a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Conor is a native of Donegal, where the third generation of Murphys still runs the family store, “Murphy of Ireland.” He resides in Westchester County, NY with his wife Ani and sons Jack and Aidan. He credits his good fortune to having received a great education that “started in a two-room village school” and to being married “to a saint.”