Arthur Ryan is Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., one of the largest diversified financial institutions in the world.
When Ryan took the position in 1994, he became the first Chairman and CEO in the company’s history to be elected from outside the company.
Prior to joining Prudential Financial, Ryan was President and COO of Chase Manhattan Bank, where he had a 22-year career. Ryan was named chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers in October 2003 and is co-chair of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Ryan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Regeneran Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is also the co-chair of the board of Achieve. Inc., an organization created by U.S. governors and business leaders to promote high academic standards for public schools in the U.S.
Ryan, who graduated from Providence College with a degree in mathematics, is a second-generation Irish American whose family hails from County Tipperary. He is married with four children.