Chip Stevens, 43, joined Aflac in June 2012 as managing director; global head of trading in Aflac’s Investment Division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University. A senior member of global investments’ executive, investments, and operating committees, he manages market-related activities, spanning investment, hedging and financing activities across a range of asset classes globally. He is also responsible for designing and building Aflac’s global platform as well as coordinating and strengthening Aflac’s counterparty relationships. Chip has two decades of experience in both U.S. and global investments. He most recently served as managing director; head of fixed income trading for the Americas for BlackRock Investment Management. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was managing director; head of U.S. fixed income trading for Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco. Additionally, Stevens held progressively responsible trading and trading management positions with Deutsche Bank AG in New York and Merrill Lynch International in London.