ING U.S. Names New Executive VP and Chief HR Officer

New York — March 2

ING U.S. announced it has hired Kevin D. Silva as its executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In this role, Silva will direct a human resources strategy aimed at building ING’s human capital by attracting, retaining and developing employees and incenting them to deliver superior performance.

Silva, who is based in New York, will report to ING U.S. CEO Rodney Martin.

Silva joins ING U.S. from Argo Group International, a global, publicly traded specialty insurance company, where he served as chief human resources officer. At Argo, he was responsible for building a high-performing team and implementing compensation, succession and executive-development practices.

Prior, Silva spent more than 13 years at MBIA Insurance Corp., a global, publicly traded insurance company, where he served as chief administrative officer responsible for the human resources, corporate administration, information resources, facilities and telecommunications, and records-management functions.

He served as an adviser to MBIA’s business leaders on individual and financial performance improvement. He also played a significant role in driving a post-acquisition integration process and served as an important strategic partner to the CEO and to the compensation committee of the MBIA Board of Directors.

Before MBIA, Silva also served in senior human resources leadership roles with Merrill Lynch, MasterCard International and Pepsi Cola Co.

Silva earned a bachelor’s of science degree in communications from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in psychology from New York University. He serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the New York Institute of Technology.

Source: ING U.S.