Council Members

Non-Financial Risk Committee Co-Lead

New York Life

Benjamin (Ben) Rosenthal joined New York Life in May 2016 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer leading Risk Management for the company.


From 2012 to 2016, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer at Northern Trust, where he was responsible for overseeing the Operational and Fiduciary Risk practices, the development of stress testing and capital models, and leading risk management of the bank’s operations business unit. Prior to 2012, he held increasingly responsible positions at Northern Trust, including Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Risk Analytics & Insurance where he oversaw the global development of risk models, risk analytics, and risk transfer solutions.

Mr. Rosenthal’s early career included the development of operational risk capital models for a large North American bank, building demand forecasting and pricing models for governance agencies, working in the oil and gas exploration industry, and serving in the Israeli military. 


Mr. Rosenthal has an M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University.