Pan-American Life Insurance Group Appoints Alex S. Rizo as Vice President, Accident and Health

  Pan-American Life Insurance Group Appoints Alex S. Rizo as Vice President,
  Accident and Health

Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- April 14, 2014

Today,  Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of
insurance and financial services throughout the Americas, announced the
appointment of Mr. Alex S. Rizo as Vice President, Accident and Health. The
newly created position reflects Pan-American Life’s intent to expand its
Accident and Health product offering in both domestic and international
markets.

Pan-American Life Insurance Group appoints Alex S. Rizo as the new Vice
President, Accident and Heal ...

Pan-American Life Insurance Group appoints Alex S. Rizo as the new Vice
President, Accident and Health. (Photo: Business Wire)

“These lines of business are an important part of our strategy to solidify
Pan-American Life as a partner of choice for the insurance needs of
individuals and businesses across the Americas,” said José S. Suquet, Chairman
of the Board, President and CEO of Pan-American Life. “From that standpoint,
it was vital for us to recruit an experienced individual whose knowledge and
expertise will drive the growth of our Mass Marketing and Personal Accident
businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean and at the same time support our
U.S. GWI Group Accident, Blanket Accident and Occupational Accident business.”

As Vice President, Accident and Health, Rizo’s key responsibilities will be to
oversee operations, sales and product development for the Accident and Health
lines of business in all of the jurisdictions that Pan-American Life currently
operates in.

“Alex is a great fit for this position and for Pan-American Life,” Suquet
added. “I am extremely confident that with him on board in this capacity, we
will strengthen our ability to deliver best in class life, health and accident
solutions to clients in all of the markets where we have presence.”

Rizo’s previous professional experience includes his 22-year tenure with
American International Group (AIG), during which time he worked across Latin
America, notably in Chile, Colombia, Panama and Uruguay. Most recently he
served as the Executive Director and Vice President, Consumer Division Head in
Mexico. In that capacity, he managed a US$100 million division comprised of
several lines of business including Accident and Health.

Rizo obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Xavier
University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Master of International Management-
Marketing and Finance from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of
International Management in Glendale, Arizona. He is fluent in both English
and Spanish and will be based in Pan-American Life’s Miami office.

About Pan-American Life

The Pan-American Life Insurance Group is a leading provider of insurance and
financial services throughout the Americas. New Orleans-based Pan-American
Life Insurance Company, the Group's flagship member, has been delivering
trusted financial services since 1911, employing more than 1,400 worldwide,
providing top-rated life and health insurance, employee benefits and financial
services in 47 states, the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico, and the
U.S. Virgin Islands. The Group’s member companies offer individual and/or
group life and health insurance throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Group has branches and affiliates in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and 15 Caribbean markets,
including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. For more
information, visit the Pan-American Life Web site at palig.com.

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Contact:

Pan-American Life Insurance Company
Marta C. Reeves, 504-566-3112
MReeves@panamericanlife.com
or
Fleishman-Hillard
Isabel Abislaiman, 305-520-9017
isabel.abislaiman@fleishman.com
 
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