MetLife names CIOs for Asia and Latin America

MetLife announced the appointment of two Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for Asia and Latin America regions.
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Siew Choo Soh will be the CIO for MetLife Asia.

Giovanni Genovesi will join MetLife as CIO for Latin America.

Siew Choo will be based in Hong Kong while Giovanni will be located in Mexico City. Both will report to Pawan Verma, MetLife Chief Information Officer, as well as their respective MetLife regional heads, Kishore Ponnavolu, Asia Regional President, and Eric Clurfain, Latin America Regional President.

Siew Choo and Giovanni will have responsibility for end-to-end technology delivery in their regions and will be the single point of accountability for development, quality assurance, application maintenance support and digital, while partnering closely with the business to drive key priorities.

Siew Choo most recently worked at DBS Bank, a leading regional bank with a strong focus on innovation, where she served as Managing Director and Head of Technology for consumer banking, big data and artificial intelligence platforms. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.

Giovanni joins MetLife from Swiss Re Group, the world’s largest reinsurer, where he served as the Latin America Technology Director and Digital Transformation Leader with end-to-end accountability for technology and digital capabilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.