Athene names Rebecca Tadikonda to lead strategy
Rebecca H Tadikonda has been appointed executive vice-president, strategy and innovation at Bermudian-based Athene Holding Ltd.
Ms Tadikonda was formerly executive vice-president, head of MetLife Holdings.
In this newly created role, Athene said, Ms Tadikonda will focus on strategy and innovation to accelerate the company’s growth even further.
Grant Kvalheim, president of Athene and CEO and president of Athene USA, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Tadikonda as our new EVP of strategy and innovation. Rebecca has a wealth of experience driving strategic growth and establishing new markets that she can bring to bear for Athene.”
He added: “Athene has disrupted the retirement services business by reimagining what our business can be and aggressively pursuing that vision.
“Along our path, we have been fuelled by creativity and innovation in all aspects of the business, and as a result of the scale we’ve achieved — and our merger with Apollo — we felt it was time to hire a senior leader to focus on extending our expertise into new avenues.
“Rebecca’s track record and experience in this realm will help fuel additional innovation in our company. I look forward to working with her as we continue to grow our business.”
Prior to her most recent role at MetLife, Ms Tadikonda also served as MetLife’s head of strategic growth markets in Asia, leading businesses in China, India and South-East Asia, and chief strategy officer.
She said: “I am excited to join Athene amid a time of such incredible growth and opportunity.
“I look forward to digging in and building upon the substantial strategic innovation that pervades the company.”
Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a financial services company specialising in retirement services with total assets of $246.1 billion as of March 31, and operations in the United States, Bermuda and Canada.