Robert Leary joins Voya Financial Board of Directors

BusinessWireJanuary 15, 20243 min

Voya Financial, Inc., announced that Robert Leary has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective Jan. 8, 2024.

Leary has more than 30 years of experience across the asset management, employee benefits, retirement, insurance and annuities industries. He currently serves as a senior advisor at Leapfrog Investments, a private investment firm that invests in high-growth financial services, healthcare and climate solutions companies in emerging markets. He will serve on the compensation, benefits and talent management committee; nominating, governance and social responsibility committee; and technology, innovation and operations committee of Voya’s board.

“I’m pleased to welcome Rob to the Voya board,” said Rodney O. Martin, Jr., executive chairman, Voya Financial, Inc. “Among other areas, Rob has deep industry experience across workplace benefits and savings; asset management; and operations. He also has a strong appreciation for Voya’s history and vision. I believe that Rob will complement the existing strengths and diverse experiences of our board, and I’m confident that Voya will benefit from his insights.”

“I look forward to having Rob’s input and perspective — along with the collective input and counsel of our entire board — as we advance our strategy,” said Heather Lavallee, chief executive officer, Voya Financial, Inc. “Rob has extensive knowledge of our industry and has demonstrated leadership experience driving growth, focusing on client needs, and prioritizing vision and purpose, all of which will be valuable to us and Voya’s stakeholders.”

Prior to joining Leapfrog, Leary served as senior partner at The Council. Previously, he has also served as Group CEO of The Olayan Group; CEO of TIAA Global Asset Management, LLC; CEO of Nuveen Investments, Inc.; and CEO of ING Financial Services Inc., a predecessor to Voya Financial. Earlier in his career, Leary held roles at both AIG Financial Products Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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