Voya Financial, Inc. announced that Robert Leary has been elected to the company?s board of directors, effective January 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. 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. Leary also serves on the board of directors for Intact Financial, Citizens Bank and Wilton Re US.

He received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor?s degree in history from Union College.