Joseph R. Meyer is senior vice president, global chief operating officer of the Investment Division for Aflac Incorporated. He has held this position since March 12, 2012. Mr. Meyer is stationed at Aflac Japan’s Tokyo office, where he is responsible for the administrative and operational management of Aflac's Investment Division.
Mr. Meyer has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, predominately in the securities and asset management business. He has spent 20 years of his career working specifically in Japan and Hong Kong. He most recently served as chief administrative officer of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Meyer founded and served as representative director and CEO of Chi-X Japan Limited.
Joseph has held extensive senior management positions throughout his career, including serving as chief operating officer at Shinsei Bank in Japan and chief operating officer and managing director at: Deutsche Asset Management, Global Insurance–New York; Deutsche Securities Limited–Tokyo, and as head of Finance, Administration and Operations with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong.
Mr. Meyer graduated cum laude from Colby College in Maine in 1979 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Government and East Asian Studies. He was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow upon graduation.