Senior Nippon Life Insurance appointment adds to strength of MLC Life Insurance Leadership Team | MLC Life Insurance
Media release

02 May 2023

Senior Nippon Life Insurance appointment adds to strength of MLC Life Insurance Leadership Team

MLC Life Insurance welcomes senior Nippon Life Insurance Officer Hiroyuki Endo as Chief Investment Officer and Deputy CFO. Endo-san’s appointment will also see him join the MLC Life Insurance Leadership Team and take on responsibility for key finance and related management functions.

MLC Life Insurance is a part of the Nippon Life Insurance Group and its largest international insurance business.

Endo-san joins MLC Life Insurance from Nippon Life’s Tokyo office, where has most recently held the position of General Manager, Separate Account Investment Department. He began his career with Nippon Life Insurance in 1995 and since then has held several senior roles within the company, including Chief Manager, Cash Management Department and Deputy General Manager, Investment Risk Management Department.

Endo-san is a chartered member of the Security Analysis Association of Japan, and a Certified International Investment Analyst.

“I am delighted to welcome Hiroyuki Endo to MLC Life Insurance and to the Insurance Leadership Team and I know the broader business joins me in welcoming Endo-san,” said Kent Griffin, MLC Life Insurance Chief Executive Officer. “This is a sign of the critical, close working relationship between Nippon Life Insurance and MLC Life Insurance, and the commitment Nippon Life has to the success of our business. I look forward to working with Endo-san.”

“MLC Life Insurance is core to Nippon Life Insurance’s international growth strategy,” said Minoru Kimura, Director and Managing Executive Officer, Nippon Life Insurance Group. “We are delighted Endo-san will be able to bring his significant depth of experience to MLC Life Insurance, as part of our long-term partnership.”

Endo-san succeeds Yosuke Nakano, who will be leaving MLC Life Insurance to take up the role of General Manager, Head of Indian Business, Global Business Planning Department role at Nippon Life based in Mumbai, India where his responsibilities will include overseeing the Indian business for both Life Assurance and Asset Management.

“I’d also like to thank Nakano-san for his dedicated service over many years and wish him the best in his new role in India.”