Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Alain Karaoglan is executive vice president and chief operating officer for ING U.S. In this role, Karaoglan is responsible for the development and implementation of ING U.S.’s overall corporate strategy, Operations strategy and execution, and preparing the organization for separation from ING Group. He also has oversight for Investor Relations, our Investment Management business, Brand Marketing, and Information Technology.
Prior to joining ING U.S., Karaoglan was senior vice president, Divestiture, for AIG. He joined at a critical time during AIG’s global restructuring. Spearheading the Divestiture team, he managed over 40 transactions, including the IPO of AIA, a pan-Asian life insurance company, and the sale of Alico (American Life Insurance Company) to MetLife.
Karaoglan has more than 25 years in investment banking, equity research and corporate experience. Prior to AIG, Karaoglan was managing director, Equity Research, for Banc of America Securities LLC. He was a team leader for Financial Services Equity Research, composed of 26 professionals covering investment banks, commercial banks, asset managers, consumer finance and REITs. For seven years prior, he was managing director, North American Equity Research, at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Previously, he had transitioned into equity research at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette after being in investment banking for approximately 10 years at The First Boston Corporation and Bear Stearns, where he advised companies in corporate finance and M&A transactions.
Karaoglan received bachelor’s degrees, magna cum laude, in business administration and economics from Pepperdine University, and received his M.B.A. from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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