Council Members

Pacific Life

EDUCATION:  University of Cambridge M.Eng., civil engineering, 2004 B.A., 2004 


BUSINESS HISTORY: Mr. Papa serves as chief risk officer at Pacific Life and oversees the company’s risk management framework and corporate actuarial function. He is responsible for the maintenance and execution of the company’s risk strategy, governance activities as chair of the Enterprise Risk Committee, and is an active participant in the Board Audit and Investment & Finance Committees. 


Prior to joining Pacific Life in May 2020, Mr. Papa served as chief of staff to the president and chief executive officer at MetLife, Inc. and was responsible for driving major strategic initiatives and managing MetLife’s Reinvestment fund. Previously, he served as head of Insurance and Product Risk Management where he oversaw actuarial assumptions and pricing for major products, as well as the development of insurance risk analytics within Global Risk Management. As U.S. chief risk officer for MetLife, he was responsible for risk oversight of all U.S. business and MetLife Holding operations. He was also a member of the company’s U.S. business senior leadership team.