Michael W. Bell is an executive vice president, chief financial officer and member of the Management Committee, State Street’s senior-most policy-making and strategy group. He assumed the role of chief financial officer in August 2013. As CFO, Mr. Bell is responsible for State Street’s companywide financial strategy and functions, including treasury, accounting, tax and financial reporting, and investor relations.
He has nearly three decades of experience within financial services. Prior to State Street, Mr. Bell most recently served as chief financial officer of Manulife Financial Corporation in Toronto where he was responsible for the global financial functions for one of the world’s largest life insurance and financial services companies, with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Previously he held senior executive roles spanning a 24-year career at Cigna Corporation, including seven years as chief financial officer of the corporation and two years as president of Cigna Group Insurance.
Mr. Bell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL with a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science.