Craig L. DeSanto

CEO & President at New York Life Insurance

Craig DeSanto is President of New York Life. He oversees all businesses of the company, including the Individual Insurance and Agency Distribution units, as well as Retail Annuities, New York Life Investment Management, and the company’s portfolio of industry-leading strategic businesses. He was appointed to New York Life's Executive Management Committee in January 2017.

Mr. DeSanto joined New York Life in 1997 as an actuarial summer intern and has since held roles of increasing responsibility. His last role was leading the company’s Strategic Businesses, where he systematically built a portfolio of businesses and assumed oversight for Retail Annuities and New York Life Investment Management. Before that, he led at different points in his career, the Individual Life Insurance business, the Affluent Market growth initiative, and Eagle Strategies. He is a former Board Member of LL Global Inc.

Mr. DeSanto earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


  • CEO & President

    Current role

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