Aflac Incorporated Hires Peter Kelso As Managing Director; Chief Investments Technology Officer Of Global Investment Division
Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has hired J. Peter Kelso to the newly created position of managing director; chief investments technology officer in Aflac's Global Investment Division. Kelso will report functionally to Senior Vice President and Aflac Global Investments Chief Operating Officer Joseph F. Meyer, along with a global reporting line to Executive Vice President and Global Chief Investment Officer Eric M. Kirsch. Kelso joined Aflac on October 22 and is based in the Aflac Global Investments office in New York. Along with Meyer, Kelso will sit on the Global Investments Executive Committee. In his new position, Kelso will be primarily responsible for strategy, implementation and oversight of all aspects of information technology related to Aflac's Investment Division globally.
Kelso has 20 years of experience in both information technology and operations in the financial services industry. He most recently served as managing director; head of Application Services for Asset Management, Securities Lending, Funding, Listed Derivatives, CMBS, RMBS, Loans, Money Markets and Foreign Exchange in Deutsche Bank Group's Global Technology organization. In that capacity, he was responsible for all IT projects and applications within those businesses, managing a team of over 400 employees and contractors on a global basis. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Kelso was at Merrill Lynch Investment Management for five years, serving as director and head of Investments Technology. He also previously served as a vice president in Technology for Bankers Trust's Asset Management division. Kelso began his career as a computer engineer at Northern Telecom. He received a bachelor's degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Investment Officer Eric M. Kirsch commented, "We are delighted that Pete has joined Aflac's Global Investment Division. Having worked with him previously at Deutsche Asset Management, I have firsthand knowledge of Pete's accomplishments and his ability to deliver results."
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