WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2017 – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that Roberto Matus has joined the company as vice president of Government Relations, Latin America. Matus will be based in Washington and report to Susan Greenwell, senior vice president and head of International Government Relations for MetLife.
“Roberto has deep experience in Washington, where he has spent many years as a senior member of Chile’s diplomatic corps,” said Greenwell. “His long and distinguished career in diplomacy and international trade will be a critical asset for MetLife, which is the largest life insurer in Latin America with more than 26 million customers in the region.”
Matus joins MetLife from the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, where he promoted business ties and free trade between Chile and the United States. Matus served as the organization’s chief executive officer and general manager.
Prior to his work with the Chamber, Matus served in Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held several diplomatic roles including positions in Chile’s embassy in Washington. In his most recent diplomatic posting, Matus served as deputy chief of mission in Chile’s Washington embassy from 2009 to 2013.
From 2006 to 2009, Matus served as chief of staff to Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Foxley. In addition, from 2004 to 2005, he headed the office responsible for implementing Chile’s free trade agreements. From 1999 to 2003, Matus participated in negotiations that led to the Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Chile in his role as the economic and trade attaché in Washington. Matus joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988 and was posted in 1990 to the Chilean embassy in Washington, where he spent five years before returning home to lead the Department of Trade Defense, Bureau of International Economic Affairs.
Matus is a graduate of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile and the Diplomatic Academy of Chile.
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