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Eric T. Steigerwalt

Also Known As Eric Steuerwald

CEO of Brighthouse Financial

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Eric Steigerwalt has served as the president and chief executive officer of Brighthouse Financial,Inc.( BHFAP) 

since the company’s launch in 2016. Prior to joining Bright house Financial, Steigerwalt held multiple leadership roles at MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) over the course of 18 years, most recently serving as executive vice president of MetLife’s U.S. Retail business from 2012 to 2016. Steigerwalt also served as MetLife’s interim chief financial officer from 2011 to 2012, chief financial officer for MetLife’s U.S. businesses from 2009 to 2011 and MetLife’s treasurer from 2007 to 2009. Steigerwalt began his tenure at MetLife in 1998, managing many of the operational aspects of MetLife’s demutualization and IPO, and went on to become the company’s first head of investor relations.

Prior to joining MetLife, Steigerwalt worked in finance at Equitable Companies and at Fossett Corporation, where he was a derivatives trader. He is the chairman of the Brighthouse Financial Foundation and the chairman of Brighthouse Scholar Connections, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and as chair of the ACLI PAC. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for the Wells Fargo Championship’s Champions for Education foundation. Steigerwalt graduated from Drew University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Economics - Drew University


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